Volume 4, Issue 3, March 2010
A League of Their Own Gallery of Latino Baseball pages 14-15
Linda DeLeon Retiring from Elected OfďŹ ce After 24 Years of Public Service p. 6
Lubbock News from a Latino Perspective
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Anniversary Eduardo Quirino & Maria Narvaiz Quirino 50th as of March 5th
On the Cover “Los Osos”
Photo art Courtesy of Southwest Collections
When the month of March approaches I look forward to baseball season. I love to watch teams play, and families gather to support their loved ones. As a kid I played baseball and was the only girl on my team! That's why I can clearly recall catching my first air ball and how pumped up I was. Unfortunately, I spent most of the time on the bench, which was the best view in the house! This is why we made sure to include the lovely Estrellas, Lubbock's first allLatina, all-female baseball team. Also. some of the teams are from around the South Plains area including San Angelo's own, Los Osos. And, the photo of George Sulaica as a boy is one of my favorite photos. We hope that you enjoy the centerfold and that it spurs some memories for you too. "Play ball!"
They were married on March 5, 1960 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Lubbock. They have two children, three grandchildren and one great-grandson. Both are active members of LULAC and attend St. Joseph's. May God bless them with health and many more years together.
Anniversary Alex and Delia Reyna 40th as of March 2, 1970
Anniversary Eddie & Mary Rojas, 30th as of 2/16/80
Anniversary Joe & Gloria Vasquez, 21 years as of 2/4/89
Anniversary Richard & Angela Fuentes, 4th as of March 25, 2006
Anniversary Calletano & Consuelo Torres 50th as of February 28,1960
They were married at St. Joseph's Church. They have eight children and 21 grandchildren. The are active in their church and take pride in their family. The couple will be honored by their children with a mass and a dinner. God's Blessings to them.
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CONTENTS Opinion Piece by Dr. Maryfrances Agnello
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Genoveba "Geneva"Gomez to Celebrate her 90th Birthday She was born January 3, 1920 in Seguin, Texas. She recalls that as a young girl they always ate nopalitos, and currently grows, cleans, and sells them to her friends. She married her husband Manuel Gomez, Jan. 1936 in San Marcos. They moved to Lubbock in 1941. They came in an old car, with no money; all they brought was a mattress, a skillet, one cup and one plate. The couple came to pick cotton in Lubbock because they were told “you could gather the money from the ground because there was so much work and abundance.” While that was not quite the case, they made Lubbock their home. They had 12 children - Donicio, Valdermar, Maria, Joe Angel, Jessie, Raymond, Janie, Elisa, Pete (deceased) Anita, Ester, and Manuel Jr. In 1960, they purchased a house in East Lubbock. She continues to live there today. She enjoys gardening, which she believes has helped to keep her young. She also sewing, and cooking, especially making tamales. She loves to dress up and enjoys dancing, and drinking Crown Royal and coke. She especially enjoys watching novelas. A party was held in her honor in January. She was surrounded by many family, friends, and loved ones.
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Victoria Loera Esquibel to Celebrate her 80th Birthday She was born on March 7, 1930 in Beeville, Texas to Jesus y Matilda Loera. Her family moved to the Lubbock area from Seguin, Texas in 1944 to work as migrants. They traveled from town to town working crops. Her mother died at a young age leaving her father to raise Victoria and her seven siblings. While it was tough they worked collectively to take care of each other. Victoria said she enjoyed going to the movies with her sisters on their time off. Incidentally, she met her husband Reyes Esquibel in 1952 in Lubbock at the movie theater. They married on May 16, 1953 in Lorenzo, Texas. He worked as a farm hand in Idalou, Abernathy, and Ralls and she was a homemaker and cared for their eight children (Ray, Roy, Ralph, Lydia, Ofelia, Rosendo, Lonnie and Rene). In 1983, they moved to Lubbock where her husband started working for Lubbock ISD (Marriott) and was ground maintenance for Lowery Field until he retired.Today, she enjoys time with her husband, watching and supporting her 16 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren in their sports activities, and, her time gardening and crocheting. On March 6, her family will honor her with a dinner and dance.
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Word From the Publisher n life we take so much for granted... that our I loved ones will always be around; that our health will always be good; that people will respect their differences; and that our country will always be free. Growing up my grandfather instilled those powerful words that I live by "First God, then family, and never forget your community." Sometimes I find it hard to understand that some do not include their community as a value to their quality of life and a benefit of those they love. A simple VOTE can make a difference. The ability to vote is one of the most cherished of our Constitutional Rights. It is the right to vote that people have fought for, marched for, and even died for, over the centuries. It is the right to vote that enables you to express your opinion. It is the right to vote that permits you to hire or fire those who represent you in government. It is the right to vote that allows you to determine, to a certain degree, your own future by electing officials who reflect your views and will speak for you in government. But by not voting you are abdicating your right to influence government and allowing the will of others, whose opinions may be contrary to your own, to prevail. And more importantly, by not voting you are allowing it to no longer be the will of the majority that governs this country. People need dramatic examples to shake them out of their apathy - the war, the economy, the fact that there are so many inequities even with local government. What will it take for some people to care? As my own daughter grows into her own person my life seems surreal. I still recall her first steps and her first words. Now, she has built up her vocabulary, and expresses her views and convictions. And, this month she will VOTE for the first time - a moment I will cherish because I know that we have developed someone that cares for her community enough to participate in the voting process. Increasing Hispanic participation in the electoral process is critical for all of our children, especially for Hispanics who want to improve opportunities for their children. Therefore, I urge you to VOTE. And if you are not registered for the March Primary then register so that you can VOTE in May. In March we will celebrate many observances, but one dear to my hear is the birthday of Cesar E. Chavez who committed to improving the lives of those around him - registering voters, fasting to encourage peace and equality. We hope you will join us March 27th. More details are on p.6. Please continue to send us your stories and photos; encourage folks to pick up and utilize Latino Lubbock Magazine; and most importantly urge your merchants to invest in advertising, like we invest in their businesses and services. Gracias a todos. And a special thanks to all of the Latino Lubbock Magazine for sharing our vision. Also, thank you to all the prayers as I strive to recuperate from a recent injury. Your prayers are valuable to me. Como siempre, Latino Lubbock is committed to highlighting the numerous contributions of our Latino community. Thank you to those who support our publication. We now have 60,000+ readers a month. Please continue to support our advertisers who help make it possible to keep our publication free. Thank you for your support and May God bless you! ¡Gracias por su apoyo! Que dios los bendiga. PEACE and random acts of kindness. Sinceramente, Christy Martinez-Garcia Publisher & Latino Market Specialist “Latino Lubbock, the Emerging Voice of Lubbock”
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MANOS DE AMOR Manos de amor profundo, what a beautiful sight. I love your February issue. God We know our readers have a lot to bless always. Cecil Puentes say! Mail letters to Latino Lubbock “Letters to the Editor,” Box 6473 Lubbock, NEVER GAVE UP TX 79493, or email them to latinolubThank you for allowing me the opportunity firstname.lastname@example.org. Don’t forget to include your name, for comments on councilwomen Linda De address, and contact phone number. Leon decision not seek reelection to the Mailed letters must be signed. Please council in District 1. First let me thank note that unsigned letters will not be and congratulate Linda for her dedicated published. Letters are limited to service not only to our district but to all 100 words. Writers are limited to our community as a whole. Her service to one letter per month. Submissions may the LISD and City Council is greatly apbe edited for clarity or space consid- preciated. Linda has served beyond poeration. Letters are not acknowledged. litical responsibilities but has been a true Opinions expressed in letters do not public servant, a good role model for our necessarily represent the views of La- young men and women, and most important to our church. I understand that it is a tino Lubbock. constant struggle, always an uphill battle, always outnumbered, but you never gave GOOD STATEMENT Thanks for your good statement to the up! Good job Linda. Your friend, Lubbock City Charter Review Committee Commissioner Gilbert A. Flores asking them to be objective and equitable in their study and recommendations about revising the city charter. Although RECOGNIZE THE LATINO VOTE they themselves weren’t responsible for It was interesting to see that only 7 candithe makeup of the committee, we hope dates who are running for local and state that they became more aware of the need office advertised with Latino Lubbock for diversity when you listed that as a con- Magazine. I wonder how much advertiscern of Latino Lubbock readers. In their ing dollars were placed in other Hispanic business session after the hearing, the media as well. It would appear to me that committee members indicated they heard this would be a great opportunity for those the fears that all of us expressed about seeking the vote of the people to utilize the big rush to finish the review and have such outlets. According to the advertising the charter revision on the May ballot. It info section in Latino Lubbock Magazine, was a big relief to hear their unanimous there are approximately 60,000 readers decision not to have the vote before No- and 250 distribution points in Lubbock and vember at the earliest, but to take time to the surrounding area. Do these numbers study the whole charter in depth and also (potential VOTERS) not merit the VALUE to seek consultation from outside sources of advertising dollars that all candidates with expertise regarding city charters. could have invested? As seen in the 2008 Many of us share the wish you expressed Presidential election- the LATINO VOTE for the committee to be sensitive to all made a significant shift in the political parts of the city and most especially to the landscape of our country. Voting Latinos parts of the city that get neglected. It is (regardless of your political designation/ our sincere hope that when their delibera- views) should consider candidates- not tions have moved along and preliminary only for their potential support for issues recommendations are made, there will be affecting the entire community, but who opportunities for more input and that we’ll take the opportunity (time and effort) to be able again to express our concerns. reach out and see everyone, including We appreciate the good work you are do- Latinos, as a true influence in the Demoing in sharing news and helpful informa- cratic process. tion through Latino Lubbock. We wish Thank you, you continued success. Christina Brito Mary and Darrell Vines SACRED INSTITUTION Thanks, for the Happy Valentine's Day edition.. I was pleasantly surprised to see my sister and her husband featured. Your words "God and our faith must be the center of our marriage and family" are so true. Surely the institution of marriage and the family, is under assault these days. Many are trying to change and in my opinion destroy this sacred institution. Marriage between a man and a woman comes from our Creator. Our Lord Jesus elevated it to a Sacrament of our faith. Many corporations now offer the same benefits to domestic partners as they do to married couples and I have no problem with that. But marriage should be as it always was, between a man and a woman. Sincerely, Louis Lopez Jr. SPORTS PAGE Wanted to thank Latino Lubbock Magazine for the sports page. Good articles and Mando is doing a great job. Now I would like to know when your new web page will be running? And, have you considered becoming a weekly paper? Joe Molina
HONOR HER COURAGE Dear Editor, This letter is directed to my mom, Councilwoman Linda De Leon. Can you please print it? THANK YOU for all of your years of hard work and dedication to improving our community. People might forget the things you have done to improve the lives of the minority community and those across the city, but I have not. You have answered a countless number of phone calls at all hours of the night, never having the heart to turn anyone away that was in need of assistance. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, "In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." If a fraction of the people you have helped would stand up and speak against those that would defame your name behind closed doors and spread lies trying to rally against you, then maybe you would see you do not stand alone and you are appreciated. Let me be the first to speak out against those that would stand against you and say this, "Pick your fight somewhere else because you do not have half the honor or courage of Linda DeLeon (my MOM) and I will not longer stand by idle". Mom, I Love you and I couldn't be more proud to have you as my mother. Angelica DeLeon
GREAT JOB Well you are doing a great job on everything. I have been very impressed how you keep up with everything going on in Lubbock. I had to place a comment and say I am proud to see a Hispanic newspaper like Latino Lubbock. Thank you, Lisa Nuñez Hernandez GOD'S BLESSINGS WOW! The clarity of the photo on the cover was powerful in so many ways. These hands remind me of my ama y apa and the love and dedication they have for each other. Great job as usual the pictures printed really well and Latino Lubbock looked good through and through. We are so proud of our Latino Lubbock! God's continued blessings to the staff and contributors of Latino Lubbock Magazine! Gracias, Roberto Chavez BE AN EXAMPLE - VOTE Besides the cover catching my attention this month, I really have to say that the article from Amaris Garcia, an 18 year old girl, made me realize that if we as adults don't get our butts voting, then the future of our kids is doomed. We have to set an example otherwise they too will face uphill battles and we will be partially at fault for not modeling our ability to use our voice and vote! Beatrice Luna RESPECT VIEWS The LULAC Banquet turned out to be a great disappointment to many people who attended. I would like to express my disapproval at the way the former Attorney General referred to immigrant community that we have living among us. We can all respect the views of others, even if those views are extreme, but we have to wonder about the intelligence of a man who refers to some members of his own race as aliens. We hope that in the future we realize that there are no aliens living among us, but only people that wish to contribute to what makes this Country great. The Hispanic community should expect greater respect from its own, because after all we all have a history of coming to this country uninvited by the very people (Native Americans) who were living here before us. Fr. Martin Pina HEALTH REFORM NEEDED A letter to the editor in the February edition of Latino Lubbock asking about info regarding health insurance reform really got to me. Please let the Hispanic community know that health insurance reform is for them as well. Per an email I received from Secretary Kathleen Sebelius "Health insurance companies are fighting as hard as ever to stop health reform, their actions couldn't show more clearly why we need it. In California, beneficiaries recently received letters from Anthem Blue Cross announcing their rates would go up as high as 39 percent. If we don't pass reform, premiums will continue to rise and Americans will continue to be at the mercy of the worst insurance company practices and abuses." It's a lot harder to pay for groceries when more of your money is going to your health insurance premiums. Sonia Esquivel Chen DISAPPOINTED Very disappointed in the comments of the first Hispanic city council person for Dist. 1. She was very bitter in her comments about Linda DeLeon. What a shame! We supported her even when she had no viable achievements, and even after she resigned. SHE WAS FIRST, BUT NOT THE BEST. Mr. Galvan
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21ST ANNUAL MAYORS’ BEANS AND CORNBREAD LUNCHEON will take place on Friday, March 5 at the Lubbock Memorial Civic Center Banquet nspiration to write this editorial Hall. As usual, the fundraiser is hosted came from working in Cavazos by area mayors from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. The luncheon continues to be the largest Middle School and hearing Dr. fundraiser of the year for Hospice of Lub- Lauro Cavazos, after whom Cavabock. Luncheon tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling zos Middle School is named, speak at a Rotary Club meeting recently. Hospice of Lubbock, 806.795.2751.
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CUMBIA FOR LIFE Sponsored by the Hispanic Student Society will be held March 5th, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Main Street Bar. The cost is $5 per person with a portion of proceeds benefitting Relay for Life for Cancer Research. DOGGIE TIME TEA PARTY March 27, 2010, from 1 to 3 p.m. Dress in your Tea Party Best and bring your DOG! Have fun dining on sweet pastries and sipping on flavored hot tea while your pet nibbles on their own tasty treats beside you. Participate in the Dog Runway Show. Proof of Vaccination Required upon Registration (shot records, dog tags or vet invoices accepted) REGISTER NOW SPACE LIMITED TO 10 TABLES! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. $5 Per Dog. ARNETT-BENSON NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATION MEETINGS Join your neighbors and help work for the betterment of the community. Hosted by the Neighborhood Association the 3rd Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. BETTY ANDERSON SCHOLARSHIPS FUNDRAISER The Lubbock Betty Anderson Branch of the American Association of University Educated Women is sponsoring an Around the World Silent Auction from 5-8 p.m. March 7 at St. Paul's on the Plains Episcopal Church, 1510 Ave. X. Entry is $15 per person or $25 per couple. Entry will get you an international buffet, and a chance to bid on various items. Money raised will go toward scholarships and fellowships for higher education of women. For tickets or more information, call Kathrin Dodds at 787-9491. ALPHA KAPPA PSI MUSIC MAYHEM FEATURING YOU SAID IT! AND JUNEAU Join he Eta Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Psi in raising money for the American Cancer Society! Saturday, March 27th. Doors open at 9pm at Rendezvous -1717 Crickets Ave. For more information Contact Amanda Betancur at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http:// akpsi.ba.ttu.edu/ 2-1-1 NON-EMERGENCY QUESTIONS 2-1-1 is a free help line answered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, which will link you to health and community services. FREE LEGAL AID OFFERED Legal Aid of Northwest Texas provides free legal services to eligible low-income residents in such areas as public assistance denials, divorce and child support, evictions, foreclosures, domestic violence and consumer fraud. Call 763-4557 or (800) 9334557.
At this special talk, he dedicated his achievement to his parents and a ranch hand who taught him everything he needed to know to be successful in all of his endeavors beyond the King Ranch. The ranch hand taught him how to see what needs to be done, how to strategize to achieve tasks, how to work hard, and how to get jobs done. Doing ranch work and observing his parents’ civic engagement prepared Dr. Cavazos to be successful. I would like to say that my parents of Italian descent taught me the same things on a farm outside of Houston, Texas several years later. We must not underestimate the value of rural, agricultural, and family-oriented education that saw Dr. Cavazos through to his dreams of working in government and in higher education and me through to working with future teachers at the university—with the mission of preparing future teachers to be better equipped to work with
diverse populations. Or they will leave the As I plow through classroom. piles of data sorting out What does it mean what our future teachto be a good citizen? ers understand about It means possessing diversity, I see many skills and dispositions misconceptions. In a that promote students’ survey that my colconcern for others. It league and I adminismeans being aware tered to future teachers every day of the state who enter and exit our of the democracy in teacher education proour country. It means gram, we ask them to knowing where to go define and discuss asand become engaged pects of diversity. We MARYFRANCES in the democratic proAGNELLO expect our students to cess. It means being move from “acceptance” of students involved through community and unlike themselves to “embracing” civic participation, as well as doing students unlike themselves. We see service in our communities. Movfuture teachers who believe that ing beyond the status of community they have all of the right qualities stature to the nitty gritty of work at and emotions in place to be excel- meetings, on boards, and in comlent teachers of students from all munication with officials comprises backgrounds. I know that these fu- some components of citizenship. ture teachers have much to learn. There are other aspects of citizenI also see great promise in them. ship that we engage in classrooms They will learn the ropes when they when we move beyond acceptance enter classrooms. They will under- of students from diverse backstand the importance of engaging grounds to promoting their success students from diverse backgrounds at civic engagement. In order to in the citizenship of our classrooms, have confidence in themselves, stuschools, communities, and nation. dents must feel a sense of belonging.
I have seen this sense of belonging in Cavazos classrooms. I have attempted to offer college students who wish to take on the responsibility of educating the next generations of citizens a glimpse into a civically engaged Cavazos neighborhood with community centers, businesses, churches, and parks. Last week at Cavazos, I observed beautiful students, who are bright, humorous, savvy, hard-working, sharp--in tune with popular culture and their own. I hope their teachers are instilling in them the desire to be engaged citizens just as I wish the same for the students of the future teachers who sit in my class each semester. Texans and Americans dedicated to the democratic principles of our country cannot segregate themselves from each other. We must be civically engaged together. MARY FRANCES AGNELLO, PH.D., is an Associate Professor for the College of Education at Texas Tech. She prepares her students to become effective teachers and to take pride in their work and understanding of each students needs and awareness of their surroundings.
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cilmember Linda DeLeon announced last month that she will not be seeking reelection. DeLeon devoted 24 years to public service, first with the Lubbock Independent School Board for 18 years, and the Lubbock City Council for the past six years. Councilwoman DeLeon says she is ready to step aside for new leadership to step forward from District One. DeLeon stated, “In the few months I have left to serve, I will work for District One, and the entire community, every day until the last day of my term.” “Since 1986, the voters have blessed me with the opportunity to represent them. This tremendous honor to serve is not something I will ever forget and I am humbled by the confidence you have placed in me. “Lubbock is our home. It is where I grew up and where Porfirio and I raised our three daughters.
“I have thought a lot about this city over the past few days. We are a community of extraordinary people, with a passion for hard work and a shared love of Lubbock. Our city has a rich story, a story that has touched me over the past 24 years and has driven me to work with you to make our community stronger. “I have also thought about the privilege of serving the city I love dearly. I am proud of the job we’ve done working together and proud of our accomplishments. “I believe the time has come to step aside. No office-holder is irreplaceable and no one is indispensable. Those who think differently are just wrong. “We are a strong community, with tremendous talent. I am confident there are many new, young and talented leaders ready to step up and work with all the residents of District One to continue the hard and worthwhile work to grow and develop Lubbock. “I am making this announcement today to allow an opportunity for the talent District One has to step up. Today is the first day of filing for City elections. I am excited and confident new leadership will step forward, file for this seat, and will lead us. “But, I’m not gone yet, I am not done working.
“In the few months I have left to serve, I will work for District One, and the entire community, every day until the last day of my term. I will continue the work I’ve done since I first took office in 1986. I will work for businesses wanting to expand, I will work for families, I will support the development of the arts, and I will work to protect those whose voice is sometimes not heard by their government. “When I started this journey of public service, I did it with a strong team backing me at home. I want to thank them for their loyalty, commitment, support and love. My husband, Porfirio, is here with me this morning. Our daughters, Maria, Angelica, and Renata, are grown and live in other cities and aren’t able to be with us today. Porfirio and the girls have been my rock. I couldn’t have traveled this road without them. “I love Lubbock. I am encouraged about our future and am looking forward to it with a great confidence.” Editor's Note: On behalf of Latino Lubbock Magazine we wish Councilwoman DeLeon continued success, and we thank her for her service. In a future issue we will honor her more appropriately and showcase her dedication to the Lubbock community.
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City Secretary's office located on the second floor of City Hall, 1625 13th Street. Positions on the City's May ballot include Mayor, and City Council Districts 1, 3, and 5. Some races have had packages or filing. Tom Martin and Cody Smart have filed for mayor. In Dist. 1 -
Glenn Roberson is the only person who has filed. Packets have been picked up by Rafael Gutierrez and Victor Hernandez. In Dist. 5 - Karen Gibson and Stephen Lampman have filed. Candidates may file for election up to March 8. Early voting is April 26 to May 4. Election day is May 8.
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Saturday March 27, 2010 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 2010 Grand Marshall - Councilwoman Linda DeLeon Spirit of Cesar Chavez Awards Ernest F. Barton & Pete Garza • People’s Honor March begins at Cavazos Middle School at 210 N. University. • Presentation of the 2010 “Spirit of César E. Chávez” Award • “Marcha por cambio” will end at the corner of Cesar E. Chavez Drive & University • Cesar E. Chavez Celebration Fiesta at the Fiesta Plaza • Free Refreshments & Entertainment • Voter registration drive For additional information please call (806) 797-7233, or email to email@example.com
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City Charter stirs mixed emotions Charter Review Committee continues to call for citizen input BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
he City of Lubbock Charter T Review Committee continues to hold meetings as it deliberates any possible changes to the City Charter. During the meeting on Wednesday, February 24, the committee unanimously decided to call for an official deadline for citizens to submit their recommendations for changes to the City Charter. To be clear, the Charter Review Committee has not held or scheduled more than the original two public hearings. Council members first proposed the charter review committee in December to research and propose changes to the document for voters to consider. Voters must approve any amendments to the document. The city may propose charter amendments only once every two years. Members would clean up archaic references to streetcars, check conflicting language limiting the council's ability to talk with staff, and consider strengthening barriers between the municipal power company's budget and future cash-strapped Lubbock city governments, supportive council members said in December. "What we're here to do is to improve the charter, not just move words around, make it fit particular circumstances that may exist today," board chairman and former Mayor Alan Henry said. Committee members listened as residents spoke at two public hearings. Residents, former council members and representatives of the Chamber of Commerce asked for more time to review any board proposals a May election might allow. The board signaled a more deliberate, broader effort than
ASSIGNMENTS Army Reserve Spc. Crystal Perchez, daughter of Efren Perchez and Juanita Hernandez Hall, North and East Lubbock do of Slaton, has deployed to Iraq to serve in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Perchez, first suggested at its creation. "Bad power is power that is used not receive equitable funding or a unit supply specialist, is a member of the 486th Civil Affairs Battalion, base in Tulsa, Okla. She has served in the military for five to 'protect, maintain and pro- consideration. mote one’s own interests…. It is " It is essential for the citizens of years. Perchez is a 2005 graduate of Slaton High School. the ability to influence events or the long-neglected side of town to Samantha Alyssa Martinez, daughter of Victor and Melissa Aguilar others through coercion, punish- ask again will the Charter include of Lubbock, is a member of the 413th HHC CO. US Army Reserves. ment, threat, money, the power provisions for proportional distri- She will be going to Ft. Sill, OK for basic training then will transfer to of one’s role, or any other exter- bution of operations and mainte- Ft. Gordon, GA for her job training in information technology. She nal force.' Good power seeks to nance dollars,” he said. will be stationed in Lubbock and attending TTU, as well as enrolled protect, rather than exploit, the In his opinion, he said the City with the ROTC to pursue her medical dream. Martinez is a graduate innocent and powerless: and it is a Charter should require 16.5% al- of Lubbock High where she was a member of the JR ROTC.
slow, deliberative force for change from the inside out," said Dr. Lane Powell on behalf of WTOS. "So what do we have here in the charter change requests from the board of our public utility? And whom will the changes benefit?" She said that by addressing the first question, the LP&L board is requesting total control of term lengths of officers and board members (to serve unlimited terms) plus control of decision making regarding the distribution of funds, and the issuing of bonds. Yet the city will still be liable for guaranteeing the bonds should the investments should fail. And with the buyout of the competing energy company source, she said that LP&L will become a monopoly of Lubbock's energy resources. "While I understand the cost savings of not duplicating lines and services, I think this is the time for MORE oversight of the company, rather than LESS," she said. She added that one particular business establishment in Lubbock to have clear connections with several of the LP&L board members and also with some members of the Charter Review Committee. "Is this not a “conflict of interest?” For John P. Cervantez his concern is about how each time a citywide initiative is proposed by City
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location of city resources in each City Council District. "We believe the city is ill-served when one side of town is given preference over the other side. Each year brings more urban decay to the neglected areas until they become blighted and eventually abandoned," he added. "Regardless of the final revisions, North and East Lubbock must be treated equally not because it is good for Lubbock but because it is the right thing to do." In a Letter to the Editor, Mary Vines stated, "Many of us share the wish you expressed for the committee to be sensitive to all parts of the city and most especially to the parts of the city that get neglected. It is our sincere hope that when their deliberations have moved along and preliminary recommendations are made, there will be opportunities for more input and that we’ll be able again to express our concerns." Although voters won't have a chance to consider any changes before a November election, any citizen wishing to request City Charter provisions to be amended is asked to inform the Committee no later than April 6, 2010, in writing, of the specific Article and Section number to be amended. Such request should include proposed language. The notice should contain the name and address of the requestor, and delivered to: Charter Review Committee c/o Victor Kilman, 1625 13th Street, Room 201, Lubbock, Texas 79401. It may also be faxed to: 775-2051, or emailed to email@example.com. To view a copy of the City Charter go online to www.citysec. ci.lubbock. tx.us/cityCharter.aspx.
MEMORIAM MARTINEZ Maj. Francisco Efrain de Leon, (USAF), 69, of Baker, Fl. formerly of Lubbock, passed away on Feb. 7, 2010. He was born on Feb. 1, 1941 in Linares, N.L. Mexico to Francisco and Maria Guadalupe de Leon and married Raymonde Hamelin in 1970 in Germany. Francisco graduated from Texas Tech in 1967 and completed the TTU Air Force R.O.T.C. program. He was appointed as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force in 1967. Maj. de Leon, (USAF) worked at different times as a jet pilot, jet pilot instructor and test pilot. During his service he was stationed in Alabama, Illinois, Arizona, Germany, and Florida. He was also a Vietnam Era Veteran. Among his decorations and medals he received were: Meritorious service medal, AF Commendation medal, Distinguished presidential unit citation, AF outstanding unit award w/40LCS, Combat Readiness medal, National defense service medal w/10LC, Armed forces expeditionary medal, AF overseas short tour ribbon, Maintenance officer, AF overseas long tour ribbon w/20LCS, AF longevity service award ribbon w/40LCS, Armed forces reserve medal, Small arms expert marksmanship ribbon w/10LC, AF training ribbon, and the Korean presidential unit citation. Maj. de Leon is survived by his wife of 39 years, Raymonde; his daughter Diana O’Donnell, and son-in-law, Michael O’Donnell; grandchildren - Tyler and Mya. His mother, Maria G. de Leon of Lubbock; his sister, Maria T. Rangel of Lubbock; two brothers, Hector F. de Leon, from Alexandria, Va., and Nephtali de Leon, from San Antonio; and three nephews and a niece.
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Opportunity/Oportunidad Lee Deanda, Brown to the Bone!
fter 34 years, Lee Deanda will be retiring from his job at United Parcel Service (UPS). He began working for UPS on March 27, 1976, as a driver. He has continued delivering and serving customers in his various delivery routes. He will retire March 30, 2010. He is been married to Amy Deanda, since July 1969. They have three daughters - Geneva, husband Will Rodriguez; Jackie, husband Michael Sulaica; and Ruby. In addition, the couple has eight grandchildren. Lee said he has enjoyed working with his customers especially on his route in Seminole. He has also enjoyed his abundant friendships with his OVER DUE RECOGNITION: The Lubbock City Council honored the City Street colleagues who he considers family. Upon retiring Lee plans to rest and Department during the February 9 City Council meeting. The Street Department re- enjoy time with family. He also plans to take up new hobbies. cently won the 2010 Texas Public Works Association's In-House Project of the Year Award in the Structures Category for their work on Main Street between Avenue Q and Avenue J. Also, Frank Jackson, a foreman in Streets, won the 2010 Texas Public Works Association's Field Excellence Award for his efforts to stabilize unpaved alleys and streets.
Lupe Garcia says city like family upe Garcia has worked for the City of Lubbock for L 27 years, and retired January 29, 2010. She began working for the City November 29, 1982, as an Office
Technician in the Public Information Office. Two years later she was hired to work in the City Administration Office greeting citizens and assisting administrators. In 1987, she moved to the Water Engineering Department, working there for 22 years. And despite her title changing three times (from Office Technician, to Secretary, and her last title as Administrative Assistant) the love of her job remained consistent, much like other family members who were employed by the City - including her mother who worked there almost 29 years. “She only had a 3rd grade education but she loved her job and was good at it, especially because she was the sole supporter of our family,” said Lupe. She added how her sister Carmen Salazar, worked for the Fire Department and then the Solid Waste departments; her sister Brenda Salazar, worked in the Waste Water, Water Treatment, and for LP&L; Armando Garcia, her brother in law, worked for the Health Department in Vector Control; and her step sister, the late Juanita Flores, worked in Information Technology. “We’re a family of hard workers and as Hispanic employees we’re good workers, and we’re loyal especially when we’re valued,” she added as she remembered her starting pay at $4.76 an hour, which improved through the years and opportunities. Lupe is married to Jaime Garcia. They have four children, three sons Jaime Jr., (married to Mandy) Gaspar, Javier, and, a daughter Sandra. All are college graduates. In addition she has a grandchild Presley, who she says is “the apple of her eye”. Her plans for retirement include remodel their house, working on scrapbooks, organizing her home, teaching CCE, and getting more involved in her church. She also wants to travel with her daughter.
Andrea Gaitan retires from city
Personal Development FREE GED CLASSES Communities In Schools and Roosevelt ISD are partnering with the Region 17 to bring adult GED classes to the Lubbock community from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays at Roosevelt Elementary, 1406 CR 3300. There will be no cost and books will be provided. You must be at least 17 and not enrolled in a public school. All students must show identification at time of enrollment. Students that are 17 must present withdrawal papers from the last school attended. For more information, call 8423284.
FREE PRACTICE EXAMS Study guides for tests Learn-a-Test, a database of practice examinations, is available at ment. She later moved to the Planning Dept. in 1990 and the Lubbock Public Library, 1306 Ninth worked as an Administrative Assistant - serving the pub- St. Hundreds of practice examinations, inlic, working with PLADS and developers, and managing cluding SAT, ACT and elementary, middle school and high school skills improvement various office duties. She retired on February 12, 2010. plus graduate entrance exams, are Andrea has two children - a son Pete Gaitan III who is tests, available.
or almost 22 years, Andrea Gaitan has been dedicated F to her job with the City of Lubbock. She began working their May 9, 1988, as a clerk in the Purchasing depart-
married to Katie; and a daughter Julie Ann Perez, who is married to Anthony, and have two children – Alexandria and Jordan. Upon retiring Andrea plans to take it easy and relax. Andrea plans to enjoy time with grandkids. She also plans to take up new hobbies, including walking, enhancing her alteration projects, and volunteering at her church. Andrea said she enjoyed working for the Planning Department; especially working for Randy Henson who she says was the “best boss”, and her colleagues who she will miss.
Mario Heredia on route to retirement
ario began working for UPS during the holiday M “Peak Season” as a temporary worker. Eventually he became a permanent UPS employee on October 26,
1977, as a driver. He has delivered to Denver City where he enjoys serving his customers; and has also assisted with routes in and around the Lubbock area. He retired February 26, 2010. Mario is originally from Midland. He met his wife Olga who is from Carlsbad, in Lubbock at Draughon’s Business College in 1970. They married June 24, 1972 on El Dia de San Juan. They have two children, a daughter Celeste, who is a TTU grad; and a son Daniel, who attends SPC. Mario is an active member of St. Joseph’s Church, and a dedicated member of the Knights of Columbus. He is also a board member of the Guadalupe Economic Services Corp. Mario is especially proud of being an avid fan of the University of Texas Longhorns. He would like to become a Spanish translator, and, is considering culinary school. But for the most part he says, he is looking forward to spending more time with his family, and catching up on things around the house.
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Business/ Negocio Business/Opportuniy Updates SBA & SBDC INFORMATIONAL WORKSHOP SBA Loan Guaranties and Investment Financing, Federal Contracting Assistance, Surety Bond Guarantee Program, International Trade, SBDC Programs and Services. The workshop will be held March 24, 2010, from 6 to 8pm, at Brownfield City Hall, 201 W. Broadway, in the Council room. There is No Charge for this Workshop; however, seating is limited. Call Sarah to Reserve: 745-1637. Or visit www.ttusbdc.org. JOB SEARCH SEMINARS March 10, 17, 24,31- 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.. Workforce Solutions, 1218 14th St. No charge. Registration is requested. Myra McNeil, seminar facilitator, 771-3815, extension 2131. CENSUS JOBS OPPORTUNITIES apply for a Census job, applicants can contact their Local Census office by calling 1-866-861-2010, or visit online at http://www.census.gov/hrd/www/index. html
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HELP FOR INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS AND SMALL BUSINESSES The Lubbock Area Foundation Micro Business Program provides business education, guidance and access to business loans from $500 to $5000 for independent contractors and those starting he U. S. South Plains emloyor expanding a small business. For more information contact Kathy Stocco at 762ers can receive monetary in8061 or visit the Lubbock Area Founda- centives for hiring unemployed tion’s website at www.lubbockareafoun- workers under a two-year, $15 mildation.org lion program promoted by Lt. Gov.
National Small Business Person of the Year. Men and women also will be recognized for their involvement in disaster recovery, government contracting, and their support for small businesses and entrepreneurship. Awards also will be presented to SBA partners in financial and entrepreneurial development, including best SCORE Chapter, Small Business Development Center and Women’s Business Center during 2009. The State Small Business Award Winners and recipients of the Champion and other Entrepreneurial awards are nominated by local trade associations, chambers of commerce, other business organizations and government agencies.
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RE-ELCTED Workforce Solutions South Plains CEO Martin Aguirre was re-elected to serve the Workforce Development Council Board of Trustees for his sixth consecutive term on the nation’s Workforce Development Council Officers and Trustees, which took place during the U.S. Conference of Mayor’s Annual Winter Meeting in Washington, D. C. Presently, over one-hundred members across the nation are appointed to represent the Council.
David Dewhurst and funded by the Texas Legislature last session. Texas Back to Work offers employers subsidized-wage reimbursement assistance for hiring qualified outof-work Texans. “Texas employers are standing strong during tough economic times. Businesses, small and large, can earn Texas Back to Work incentives to expand their operations and offer new opportunities to unemployed Texans,” said Lt. Gov. Dewhurst.
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Wellness/ bienestar Healthy Habits: Portion Sizes, Bigger is not Better
BY ANNA-LISA FINGER FOR LATINO LUBBOCK MAGAZINE
id you know that a D hamburger ordered 20 years ago had about 260 less calories than a hamburger ordered today? Were you aware that in the 1950’s McDonalds offered only one size of French fries, which is now considered a “small”? Or did you know that Burger King only offered one size of soda (12 oz), which is now considered “Kiddie size”? It is undeniable that portion sizes have steadily increased, not for our benefit, mind you, but to fatten the wallets of food vendors. Research has shown that people who are confronted with larger portion sizes unintentionally eat more, regardless of hunger. Food vendors use this to their advantage by increasing portion sizes so as to justify charging YOU more. As a result, we feel as if we are getting more “bang for our buck”; but its actually food vendors that are getting the “buck”, and us that is getting “banged” by obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and high health care costs. It is time we take back control of our portion sizes! The most important change you should make to achieve this goal is to ask questions or make requests at restaurants. Restaurants want your continued business and therefore want
you leaving satisfied. Here is the skinny on how to eat out healthy: 1. If entrees are large, share with someone and ask for two plates. 2. At some restaurants, appetizers are almost like full meals; don’t be afraid to just order an appetizer in place of an entrée. 3. Go for quality, not quantity. Avoid buffetstyle restaurants. Buffets are often heavy on cheap, fried greasy foods and starches, such as potatoes, pastas and breads, and they tend to offer low quality meats and fishes. 4. Order a salad as a side in place of fries. 5. Choose low-fat salad dressing and order it on the side. 6. Choose grilled, steamed or baked in place of fried. 7. If chips or bread are served before the meal, have the waiter take them away. Or if you can’t resist, take one piece of bread or one handful of chips and have the rest taken away. 8. Stop eating BEFORE you feel full, it takes about 20 minutes for your stomach to signal to your brain that you have had enough. If you wait until you feel full, 20 minutes later you will feel uncomfortably stuffed. 9. Lastly, try to eat most of your meals at home; you have more control over what goes into your food and into your body. Plus, when you do decide to eat out, the extra calories will not be so devastating.
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for the American Dietetic Association for Latino nutrition issues. “People focus too much on what they can’t have when they should be asking, ‘Is this food good enough for me? Is it full of the nutrients I need?’,” she says. “Making substitutions and cutting back favorite foods to once a week are the small steps that get you started living a healthy lifestyle.” Start with these simple recommendations from the food experts. Replace whole or 2 percent milk with 1 percent or skim. Substitute salt with onions, basil, cilantro, pico de gallo, and peppers. Buy whole-wheat pasta, bread, and tortillas instead of processed variet-
ies. The fiber can keep cholesterol down and fight constipation. Scale back your daily breakfast sweet (for example, pan dulce) and high-fat desserts to once a week. On the other days, eat foods like oatmeal and berries, low-fat yogurt or cottage cheese with raisins, or low-fat cheese on whole wheat crackers. Load up salads with spinach, which is rich in iron, vitamin E, and calcium; hard-boiled eggs; lean meats or fish; and other vegetables and fruits. And, cook beans with bouillon rather than ham hocks or other meat. To find a nutrition specialist near you, visit the American Dietetic Association or call 1-800-8770877.
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a manera en que abordamos bería preguntarse: ‘¿Será este ayuno (por ejemplo, pan dulce) a la nutrición es, con frecuen- alimento bueno para mí? ¿Tendrá una vez a la semana; el resto de los cia, producto de nuestra formación todos los nutrientes que necesito?’ días, consuma avena y bayas, que y, a veces, que no es algo bueno. ”, nos dice. Las sustituciones y dis- son ricas en vitaminas y fibra. InDe modo consistente, la comuni- minuciones de alimentos favoritos cluya en sus ensaladas la espinaca, dad hispana cuenta con tasas de una vez a la semana constituyen cargada de hierro, calcio y vitamiobesidad que son más altas que el pasos pequeños hacia un estilo de na E, en vez de lechuga repollada. promedio, lo que incrementa los vida más saludable. Añada nutrientes como huevos riesgos de contraer muchas afec- Para comenzar un nuevo régimen duros, carnes magras o pescado, y ciones. No pierda la batalla contra dietético, aquí le proporcionamos otras frutas y verduras. Cocine los unas simples recomendaciones de frijoles con cubitos de caldo en vez los abdómenes abultados. Las pequeñas decisiones que se los expertos: Reemplace la leche de codillos de jamón u otras carnes, toman en el mercado, frente al entera o del 2 por ciento por una y evite los frijoles fritos, ya que refrigerador o en el restaurante del 1 por ciento o descremada. To- contienen mucha grasa y calorías. pueden significar mucho para su das tienen la misma cantidad de Pruebe los tamales vegetarianos salud. “He visto pacientes que han calcio. Utilice cebolla, especias, con quesos bajos en grasa y ají bajado 20 libras en un año con tan albahaca, cilantro, pico de gallo y verde, para evitar el consumo insólo un cambio que han hecho, tal pimienta, en vez de sal. Compre necesario de grasas. como eliminar el consumo de al- pastas, tortillas y pan integral en lu- Sustituya los postres o las meriencohol o los postres”, dice Claudia gar de las variedades procesadas y das con alto contenido graso por González, dietista de Miami. “Hay enriquecidas. La fibra no sólo ayu- una ración de yogurt con pasas, tanta gente de 50 y 60 años que da a mantener el nivel de colesterol melón con requesón bajo en grasas sigue comiendo como si todavía bajo, sino también ayuda a evitar el o galletitas integrales con manteestreñimiento. tuviera 20 ó 30”. quilla de maní o queso magro. Los expertos en nutrición dicen Limite la porción dulce del desque simples sustituciones en la dieta pueden sigINFORMATION & HELP IN TEXAS nificar una reducción de miles de calorías, y pueden prevenir el coles- Basic Human Needs Resources: food banks, clothing, shelters, rent assistance, utility assistance. terol alto, la hipertensión Physical and Mental Health Resources: medical information lines, y la diabetes. crisis intervention services, support groups, counseling, drug Al procesar los plátanos and alcohol intervention, rehabilitation, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health, chilen el microondas, en vez dren’s health insurance programs. de freírlos, se eliminan Employment Support: unemployment benefits, financial assistance, 120 calorías por pieza, job training, transportation assistance, education programs. Support for Older Americans and Persons with Disabilities: home más las grasas que elevan health care, adult day care, congregate meals, Meals on el colesterol. Al cambiar Wheels, respite care, transportation, and homemaker services. de la cerveza regular a for Children, Youth and Families: Quality childcare, after la light, o de dieta, se Supportschool programs, Head Start, family resource centers, elimina un cuarto de las summer camps and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring, protective services. calorías contenidas en Volunteer opportunities and donations. cada vaso. Pero no equipare la sustitución con la privación, nos dice Malena Perdomo, National 2-1-1 Day dietista de Denver y voThursday 2-11-10 cera sobre asuntos latinos de la Asociación Dietética Americana. “La gente se For more information about 2-1-1 Texas or to Phone: 2-1-1 or 806-762-5043 concentra demasiado en order Resource Directories, brochures, Administration: 806-762-8721 Ext. 142 E-mail: email@example.com lo que no puede comer promotional items, or request a presentation Website: www.211txsouthplains.org cuando, en realidad, de- please contact 2-1-1 Texas South Plains.
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Health/Salud Noticias de salud/ Health News WEST TEXAS COMMUNITY MEDICAL SCHOOL sponsored by TTUHSC invites the public to this program that offers the community a simulated medical school experience through April 13. Participants will engage in interesting lectures that discuss a variety of health care topics. March classes will be held on the 2nd, 9th, 23, and 30th. April classes will be held on the 6th and 13th. All sessions will take place from 5:30-7 pm at the TTUHSC Academic Classroom Building located at 3601 4th Street. For more information please call or email: (806) 7432008 firstname.lastname@example.org DIABETES MANAGEMENT CLASSES CHCL Diabetes Self-Management Classes will be held Tuesday March 23, 2010, from 5:30 to 7:30, at the Arnett-Benson Medical & Dental Clinic, at 3301 Clovis Rd. Learn to manage your diabetes, eat and cook healthier meals and mingle with others just like yourself. Registration is required. For additional info call Estela at 765-2611 ext. 1018. PRENATAL CLASSES & BABY ITEMS Earn points to receive “free” baby items by participating in the CHCL Prenatal Educational Classes. The class will be held every Thursdays , March 18, thru April 8, 2010, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. The sessions will be offered at the SMK Conference room 2nd floor 1318 Broadway. Light Refreshments will be served. Childcare is not provided. Please RSVP by calling (806) 765-2611 ext. 1018. FREE DOCTORS CLINIC The Family Church at 34th Street and Boston Avenue holds a free doctors clinic at 6 p.m. Wednesdays. Three to four doctors volunteer their time each week and can see up to 20 patients. The clinic also includes free vouchers for prescriptions. A hot meal is served and gently used clothes are available. For information, call 799-4329. FREE PARENTING CLASSES Classes are Tuesday evenings unless otherwise noted. All classes begin PROMPTLY at 6:30 p.m. and end at 8:30 p.m. Pizza will be served. NO CHILDCARE PROVIDED. Please do not bring your children to class. For more information or to register for a class, call 747-5577. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED--YOU MUST REGISTER FOR EACH CLASS! For class listings and details, please visit our website at www.lubbockparentconnection.org. GROUP SUPPORT FOR AMPUTEES and their friends and family members are invited to attend a meeting of the Lubbock Area Amputee Support Group on the second Tuesday of each month from 6-9 p.m. at Covenant Knipling Education Conference Center, sixth floor of the west parking garage, 21st St. and Louisville Ave. DIABETES SUPPORT GROUP meets every last Tuesday of the month at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church located at 1120 52nd from 6-7pm. GROUP OFFERS SUPPORT Teen Parents of Lubbock holds support group meetings for pregnant and parenting teens. Girls meet from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesdays at 2621 34th St. (at Boston Avenue), and boys meet every other Tuesday. Free child care and a meal are provided, and teen parents learn about themselves and babies. Participants can earn points to buy baby and maternity items. For more information, call 535-5486 or e-mail teenparentsoflubbock@ hotmail.com AL-ANON FAMILY GROUP Wednesdays at 8 p.m., Lubbock Group, 4234 B Boston Ave. 24-hour hotline 7667302.
National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Mes nacional de la concientización sobre el cáncer colorectal
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against this highly preventable disease. Colon, or colorectal, cancer kills an estimated 2,300 Hispanics yearly. Talk to your doctor: Starting at age 50, men and women generally should undergo routine screening. Between screenings, check with your physician if you experience abdominal discomfort, constipation, diarrhea, or blood in the stool, some common symptoms, for more than two weeks. And refrain from smoking or excessive use of alcohol. Studies suggest both may be linked to colon cancer.
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his month, resolve to take care of your kidneys. They may be small, but they filter about 200 quarts of blood a day, getting rid of waste and excess water so that you stay healthy. You’ll probably never hear them complain. In fact, according to the National Kidney Foundation, nearly half of the 20 million Americans who have chronic kidney disease (1 out of 8 being Hispanic) don’t even know
it. That’s because early kidney disease has no symptoms. Most people don’t realize anything is wrong until their kidneys are about to fail, and by then the damage is usually irreversible. The only way to find out if you have kidney disease is to get evaluated through simple tests. So talk to your doctor about kidney disease and, at your next appointment, ask to be tested.
Ha b le p o r s u s r i ñ o n e s cúpese de sus riñones este O mes. Puede ser que sean pequeños, pero estos sofisticados
colectores de desechos filtran más de 200 cuartos de galón de sangre al día, eliminando residuos y exceso de agua para que usted se mantenga saludable. Es probable que nunca los sienta quejarse. De hecho, según la National Kidney Foundation, la mayor parte de los 20 millones de personas —de los cuales uno de cada ocho son hispanos— que sufren afecciones al riñón ni siquiera lo saben. Esto se debe a que la enfermedad del riñón no presenta ningún síntoma en
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proteja a sus seres queridos contra esta enfermedad que se puede detectar con anticipación. Se calcula que este tipo de cáncer, provoca la muerte de 2,300 hispanos al año. Comience por hablar con su médico: generalmente a partir de los 50 años, tanto varones como mujeres deberían someterse a exámenes médicos rutinarios. Si durante estos controles, experimenta malestar estomacal o intestinal, constipación, diarrea u observa sangre en sus deposiciones algunos síntomas comunes de la enfermedad, durante más de dos semanas, consulte a su médico. Absténgase de fumar y de tomar alcohol en exceso, ya que estudios realizados sugieren que tanto el tabaco como el alcohol, pueden estar relacionados con el cáncer de colon.
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exceptional long-term outlook due to a shortage of healthcare professionals. To meet that need, the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) expanded and enhanced the Texas HOT Jobs website through funding from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The HOT (Health Opportunities in Texas) Jobs resources are designed for career seekers, students, parents, and educators in primarily rural and underserved areas of the state. The Texas HOT Jobs website is a user-friendly one-stop information clearinghouse for more than 90 health careers and includes details on job outlook, salary, and educational opportunities in the state of Texas. The HOT Jobs Web site is the starting place for career seekers to learn about all the options available. In addition, among the enhancements to the web site is a Spanish version that gives content for the 90 health careers as well as the career seeker and parent sections. To learn more about the healthcare profession, visit www.TexasHOTJobs.org.
Protect Your Children Get their shots! Protect Your Children Get their shots!
Are your babies, toddlers, and teens protected sus inicios. La mayor parte de las personas no se dan cuenta de que Are your babies,vaccine-preventable toddlers, and teens protected against diseases? algo anda mal hasta que sus riñoagainst vaccine-preventable disease? nes están a punto de fallar y, por lo Babies need shots at 2, 4, 6, and 12-15 months. general, para ese entonces, el daño Babies need 2, 4, 6 and months. Older children need shots shots atat4-6 years and 12-15 then again at 11-14 es irreversible. La única manera de Older children need shots at 4-6 years and then again at 11-14 years. enterarse que se sufre de una afección renal es haciéndose un examen. Estas pruebas son sencillas, sin embargo, con frecuencia no se incluyen en los chequeos médicos habituales. En este sentido, hable con su médico sobre la enfermedad del riñón y, en su siguiente cita, pida que le hagan un examen.
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Local nominees named to Texas Lyceum Board wo Texas Tech University staff T members have been selected as new directors for
The Texas Lyceum, a non-profit, non-partisan organization focused on identifying the next generation of top Texas leaders. Kelly Overley, vice chancellor of Institutional Advancement and chief operation officer of the Texas Tech Foundation; and AliLULAC YOUNG ADULTS: College students from Tech will be forming a new cia Knight, Chancellor’s Council Young Adult council. The students want to work on promoting the LULAC mission and and Scholarships, were sworn in working on service projects. More details will be brought to you in upcoming editions recently, along with 18 other new of Latino Lubbock Magazine. directors. Also a member and on the executive board of the organization is Juan Muñoz, Texas Tech vice president of the Division of Institutional Diversity, Equity, and
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LUBBOCK WRESTLER WINS FIRST PLACE: Timothy Ybarra, age 8, of lubbock, Texas won 1st place in the State Champion. He is a rookie wrestler for Sandpit Wrestling Club. for his weight division (50lbs) The event took place in Austin, Texas, Feb. 21, 2010. He attends Stewart Elementary and is the son of Timothy and Rosita Ybarra.
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EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY Want to attend college or enroll in a vocational program, but lack finances? LEARN Educational opportunity Center can help you apply for federal and state aid programs. Call 763-4256. to make an appointment or come by 2161 50th Street. LEARN EOC is a federally funded TRIO program, so all services are FREE!!
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CARRILLO SCHOLARSHIP In recognition of his lifelong commitment to serving others, a scholarship was named in honor of Joe Carrillo Sr., for incoming college freshman. Even though Joe Carrillo never had the opportunity to complete his high school education, he instilled in all his children and grandchildren the importance of an education and community service. Following his death in 2006, the Knights of Columbus, Council 8097, in cooperation with the Carrillo family created this scholarship as a way of encouraging children to follow their dreams by attending a college and/or university. Call 806.632.6792. Deadline May 1st, 2010.
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BUSES TO TRANSPORT STUDENTS HOME FOR SPRING BREAK Six charter buses will transport students roundtrip from Lubbock to DFW, Houston, Austin and San Antonio for spring break. Buses will depart Lubbock March 13 and return to Lubbock March 21. Seats cost $100 roundtrip. Parent chaperones will be riding to and from Lubbock to 3/1/10 assist students and seating is based on Vista College - Lubbock first-come, first-served basis. For more he 17th Annual "Go For It!” pants will have ample opportunity information and registration, visit the Tech 516-9107-LL-LYL-spanish-gen-5x5 Spring Break Bus Trip Web site, Latino Seminar Lubbockpresented by South to speak individually to those who Parents OR CALL Ken Gassiot, associate direcPlains College Reese Center, will work daily with students helping 5.63 5.06March 30th, from 6 to 8 them achieve their educational tor, Office of Parent and Family Relations, be xheld TTU at (806) 742-3630, or ken.gassiot@ MFp.m. in the gym of formerly Posey dreams. Elementary School at 1301 Red- South Plains College, LEARN, ttu.edu.
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Youth/Juventud Youth Opportunities WANTED: YOUTH EDITOR to begin in the Fall of 2010. On-hands experience in field of journalism. Prefer Junior or sophomore in high school. Requires monthly writing, some photography, and sharing youth interests and activities. To inquire, please email a letter telling why you would be a good Youth Editor to: firstname.lastname@example.org. SPRING BREAK MOVIES Come watch a movie at the Mahon Library and have refreshments. March 16th and 18th at 10:30 a.m. Free for kids 3-12. SPRING BREAK CAMP Join your friends and this fun-filled camp Pictured are Future Farmer of America (FFA) students Jacob Blanco, with FFA teacher with activities including games, crafts, Darin Martinez, and Mark Blanco. The young men have learned many life lessons as a field trip and more! (5 day camp) a result of FFA. from March 15-19th, daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Camps will be held at Hodges, Maxey, Simmons, Rawlings, and Trejo. Fees vary per center. Call 775-3560 for center info.
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LUCK OF THE IRISH Help us celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with crafts, green refreshments, and more. March 17th at 10:30 a.m. Free for kids 3-12. KID’S NIGHT OUT, March 19, April 16th. This is for ages: 6-12. Kids will enjoy eating pizza, making brownie treats, playing games in the recreation room, playing Guitar Hero on the Wii and making new friends! Children will be supervised at all times. Register now because space is limited. Pre-registration is required. $10 per child. For more information call 767-3796. Maxey Community Center, 4020 30th Street; 6 p.m.-10 p.m. MR. BUNNY’S TEA PARTY Come sip scrumptious tea with the Easter Bunny at Hodges Community Center, March 20th at 11 a.m.! Pictures, crafts, and tea will be provided. The fee is $10 per child ages 2-8. EASTER EGG HUNT Get your lil’ hunters together and come hunt eggs with us at Hodges Community Center on March 27th at 10 a.m.! Free for all kids. FLAMENCO DANCE CLASSES for ages 13+. Learn the art of Flamenco, a class filled with exciting music and percussive footwork. Each Wednesdays at Maxey Community Center, 5:45-6:45 p.m. Cost is $25 Monthly. To register call (806) 767-3796, or come by 4020 30th St.
t seems that all you read and hear about teenagers, now days is the sports that teens are involved in, or about troubled teens. I would like to tell you about a program that is teaching teenagers life lessons. My brother Jacob and I are involved in the Future Farmers of America program (FFA). National FFA was established in 1928.Only 4% of the membership being Hispanic. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students, by developing their potential for leadership, and personal growth. Our AG teacher, Darin Martinez is one of two Hispanic FFA teachers in the Panhandle. He is a graduate from Floydada High School, and Texas Tech University. Mr. Martinez always finds a way for a school lesson to be incorporated with a life lesson. Our project this year was to raise animals. I raised two lambs named Jaime and Juan. Jacob owned a goat named “Little Joe” (named after our nana’s favorite singer) Every morning we would play
Little Joe songs “Las Nubes, and Margarita”. The lambs seemed to leap for joy and the goat seemed to tilt his head back, as if saying “que pasa?” Our animals participated in the local, county, and Ft.Worth show. I placed as the Reserve Champion at the New Deal show with my lamb Juan. Life is not all about winning, but the lessons that you learn along the way. I am learning, respect, dedication, patience, confidence, and leadership. If you are interested in participating in the FFA, program, contact your AG teacher. 12 words from the National FFA organization: LEARNING TO DO, DOING TO LEARN, EARNING TO LIVE, AND LIVING TO SERVE.
IT'S COOKIE TIME!: Members of Girl Scout Troop De Colores consisting of Daisy, Brownies and Juniors, along with support from their moms and grandmothers, sold cookies at a local grocery store. The troop aspires to be top sellers . As a reminder Girl Scouts Week is March 10-16th.
MARK BLANCO, 16, is a New Deal High School student. He is applying to many colleges and plans to major in the medical ﬁeld.
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NORTH LUBBOCK BOXING CLUB is currently recruiting youngsters who are willing to train hard, and study hard in school. The services are free of charge except for a $40 annual fee paid to USA Boxing. NLBC is located at 417 N. Akron, WANTED 2010 GRADUATION PHOTOS behind the Matthews Learning Center. Submit photos along with high school grad name, parent names, high school, and, college or trade school choice and major. Email to: latinolubbock@sudBALLET FOLKLORICO FIESTA denlink.net. College graduates same info, add future career or adDEL SOL ONLY accepting male mem- ditional grad school plans. Mail to: Grad Photos, P.O. Box 6473, Lubbock, bers from ages 7 to adult.. For more information on joining us in learning the TX 79493 Or, bring them by 2701 Boston #A (Corner of 27th & Boston traditional dances of Mexico call (806) facing West). Deadline is April 21st for the May issue. Include a self 543-8016 or email at mariposa501jo@ addressed stamped envelope to return photos. yahoo.com. OPEN FITNESS Avoid the unpredictable weather of high winds and too hot temperatures. Use our fitness equipment to get fit! Treadmill, bikes and more! Ages 13+ (13-16 yrs. needs guardian) 3 p.m., M-F at the Trejo Center. Free.
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PRESENTING THE DEBUTANTE: Amaris Garcia was among 24 debutantes chosen by the Lubbock Symphony Guild this year for presentation at its annual Winter Ball. Amaris, a high school senior, has participated as an usher for Lubbock Symphony Orchestra concerts since she was a sophomore. The volunteer service program has been designed to nurture an appreciation for music and prepare a new generation of symphony patrons. Presenting her were her parents Frank Garcia & Christy Martinez-Garcia.
WAY TO GO TAEKWONDO: Lubbock's Trejo Supercenter Taekwondo program students held their own, bringing home trophies after competing against students from Dallas, San Angelo, Abilene, Lubbock, Amarillo and other surrounding areas competed.
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From patterns on the ground, to art in the sky Family remembers passions of Francisco DeLeon BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
rancisco Efrain De Leon forF merly of Lubbock, passed away on Feb. 7, 2010 in Baker, Fl.
BRING OUT YOUR BEST: LULAC #263 honored a number of council and community members. Jose Luis Trevino received Member of the Year; Neale Pearson received the LULAC #263 President’s Award; Norma Leon was named 2010 Young Entrepreneur; Councilwoman Linda DeLeon was given a special award for her 24 years of public service; and Jennifer Martinez and Eddie Moreno received the Community Leader award.
NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY: Many Latinas wore Red to show their commitment in the fight against heart disease in Women. Disease of the heart and stoke are the No. 1 AND No. 3 killers of Latinas over the age of 25. Heart attack, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases claim the lives of over 460,000 women each year.
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The man of many accolades was known for his love of flying, and his passion for art. He was born on Feb. 1, 1941 in Linares, Mexico to Francisco and Maria Guadalupe de Leon. His artwork began on the muddy grounds in Northern Laredo, (Tamaulipas) Mexico using his finger or sticks to draw his thought. His mother nurtured his artwork. “He was so talented but never used to his fullest extent,” said his sister Maria Rangel adding that his other interest were jets that would fly over. "He would share with my parents that one day he too would fly." As he grew he cultivated his art interest and eventually went to Texas Tech and majored in Commercial Art. He was also a member of the in the Air Force ROTC program.
In 1965, he and some classmates published a student magazine entitled Soap Suds, an underground magazine distributed on campus, which made political statements, and addressed student issues. Francisco was the main illustrator and he also served as a writer. His favorite part was writing and illustrating the "Adventures of the Crummy Knight", which featured sarcastic mockery of problems of student encounters. Eventually, his passion for flying took him in a different direction. He graduated from Texas Tech in
1967 and completed the Air Force ROTC program. He was appointed as a 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Air Force in 1967. Maj. De Leon, he earned his way becoming a jet pilot, a jet pilot instructor and test pilot. Today, his family and friends remember Francisco for his passion for flying and his fearlessness while testing jets after maintenance. They remember the many stories he narrated about his flying experiences. May he rest in peace.
Fiesta Plaza to undergo improvements City Councilmember Linda DeLeon is proud to announce an improvement project in Fiesta Plaza Park (located northwest of Erskine Street and University Avenue). Councilwoman DeLeon says, “I am pleased to see these improve-
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ments in District 1 that will improve the quality of life and create recreational opportunities children in North Lubbock.” The project includes a new restroom facility and the installation of an asphalt road and parking
lot to service Fiesta Plaza and the Northwest Little League Baseball Complex. The project will begin on Monday, February 22, and is expected to be completed by the first part of May.
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Celebrate March as Month of the Family: 1st Sunday of March is Family Day o you talk with your family? D Do you share meals together or participate in group activities? Start now and join Parents Step Ahead in promoting family union and preserving values by designating one night a week to spend with your family. Celebrate the Month of the Family by getting all family members together for weekly activities.
Whether it is for 30 minutes or the whole day, take the time to enjoy and appreciate your family. Commit to family quality and quantity time. Make these activities a tradition that can be carried on to future generations. Schools, community organizations and businesses can also get involved by developing a series of messages and activities that focus
on family unity throughout the month of March. Visit the Parents Step Ahead website at http://www.parentsstepahead.org to see campaigns created to promote Month of the Family, get tips for family fun and to view videos promoting the importance of spending time with your family.
Celebre Marzo como el Mes de la Familia y haga el primer domingo de Marzo su Día familiar Habla con su familia? ¿Com¿ parten comidas juntos? ¿Participan en actividades de grupo? Empieza hoy y únase a Padres un Paso Adelante a promover la unión familiar y a preservar sus valores eligiendo un día a la semana para pasarla con su familia. Celebre el mes familiar reuniendo a todos los miembros de su familia para llevar a cabo actividades familiares. Ya sea 30 minutos o el día
completo, tómese el tiempo para disfrutar y apreciar a su familia. Comprométase a pasar tiempo de calidad con su familia. Haga de estas actividades una tradición que sus futuras generaciones practicaran. Escuelas, organizaciones comunitarias y compañías pueden también involucrarse desarrollando y creando una serie de mensajes y actividades enfocadas en la unión
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS: LULAC #263 honored Latino volunteer firefighters during their LULAC Week Professional Night event. Among the firefighters were Al Piseno, Richard Mendez, Luis Peralez, and Rudy Morales.
familiar a través del mes de Marzo, El Mes de la Familia. Visite la página de Padres un Paso Adelante http://www.parentsstepahead.org y vea las campañas creadas a promover el Día de la Familia, obtenga consejos y sugerencias para un Día Familiar divertido y vea los videos que promueven la importancia de pasar tiempo con sus familias.
Blue Ribbon Rally Car & Bike Show event set
he 12th Annual Blue Ribbon Rally Car & Bike Show is the primary fundraising event for Family Guidance & Outreach Center of Lubbock, a non-profit agency working to prevent child abuse and neglect. The event will be held in Lubbock's historic Depot Entertainment District on Saturday, April 24, 2010, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
The day's events include a classic car and custom motorcycle show with awards, multiple vendors, live music, a children's area, a motorcycle fun run, “family fun” contests, and a drawing for a grand-prize 2010 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy Lo. The Blue Ribbon Rally is free and open to the public. Tickets for the grand-prize 2010 Harley-Davidson
motorcycle are $30.00 each or four (4) for $100.00. For more information on the Blue Ribbon Rally, to purchase grandprize Harley-Davidson tickets, or to register your car, bike, or vendor booth, please visit www.blueribbonrally.com, or contact us at 806747-5577.
FIVE GENERATIONS: Baby Kain Martinez, (5 months); Joe Gomez, (66) great grandpa; Genoveba Gomez, (90) great-great grandmother; Dorothy Gomez (44) grandma; and Marissa Gomez (20) mother, gathered for a photo during a family gathering and birthday celebration for Genoveba.
2010 Census Timeline/Cronología del censo 2010 ebruary and March 2010 CenF sus questionnaires mailed or delivered to every household. April
delivers state population counts to President Barack Obama to begin the process of apportioning the 435 U.S. House of Representative seats among the 50 9, 2010 - Deadline for returning states. census questionnaires. Between April and July 2010 Cenebrero y marzo de 2010 - Los cuestionarios del sus takers visit households that did censo serán enviados por correo o entregados en not return a questionnaire. cada casa de familia. El 9 de abril de 2010 - Fecha December 2010 - Census Bureau límite para devolver los cuestionarios del censo. Entre abril y julio de 2010 - Los censistas visitan las casas que no hubieran remitido el cuestionario. Diciembre de 2010 - La Oficina del Censo envía el recuento poblacional, por estado, al presidente Barack Obama para dar comienzo al proceso de distribución de los 435 escaños de la Cámara de Cynthia Arriaga Representantes de EE. UU. entre los 50 estados.
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A tribute to Selena Spirit to believe in a dream, and the courage to make it come true he tragic shooting death of T Tejano singer Selena spawned a reaction within the Latino community that can be compared to the reactions to the deaths of Elvis Presley and John Lennon. An enormously popular singer in Latino communities across North America, her music crossed cultural boundaries to touch the lives of young and old alike. A flamboyant, sexy stage performer, sometimes hailed as the Latina Madonna, Selena was nonetheless considered a role model for off-stage she was family oriented, active in anti-drug campaigns and AIDS awareness programs. She was born Selena Quintanilla to Mexican-American parents in Lake Jackson, TX. Before her birth, her father Abraham had been a member of Los Dinos. When Selena began performing at the age of ten, her father became her manager and Los Dinos became her backing band. She made her recording debut in 1983 after appearing on popular the radio show of L.A. deejay Johnnie Canales. While Selena grew up understanding Spanish, English was her first language. Her first records were recorded in Spanish and she sang the words phonetically. After her
music began to catch on, she began learning Spanish formally and by the time of her death, she was fluent in the language. In 1987, she was named Female Vocalist of the Year and Performer of the Year at the Tejano Music Awards. Two years later she signed with EMI Latin and in 1990, she and Los Dinos released their eponymous debut album. Later that year she released a singles compilation, Personal Best, and she also released Ven Conmigo. In 1991 the title track of the latter became the first Tejano record to go gold. Selena also released two more albums, including one of Cumbia music, Baila Esta Cumbia that year. Selena married Los Dinos’ lead guitarist Chris Perez in April of 1992. Other group members included her brother, Abraham Quintanilla, III, who played bass and penned many of her songs, and her sister Suzette, the drummer. She won a Grammy in 1993 for Best Mexican American Performance for her album Selena Live. That same year, she released an album of love songs, Quiero, and she also opened Selena Etc, a clothing manufacturing business. In 1994, she made her feature-film debut in Don Juan DeMarco, in which she
played a singer. Later that year, she and her band embarked upon a tour of New York, LA, Argentina, and Puerto Rico. Amor Prohibido was released in 1994; it was nominated for a Grammy and went gold. In 1995, Selena began preparing to make her breakthrough into the American pop mainstream. In the spring of that year she was working on her first English-language album, when she met Yolanda Saldivar, the founder of the Selena fan club. A few days before the confrontation Selena’s father had unearthed paperwork proving that Saldivar had been embezzling from the fan club. Saldivar and Selena argued and as the singer left, she was shot in the back. An hour later, Selena died in a local hospital. It was a death that rocked the entire Latino music industry. Saldivar was convicted for the murder of Selena on October 23rd, 1995. Three days later she was sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole for at least 30 years. A special service was held in the Los Angeles Coliseum where she was to give a concert. Dreaming of You, her final album, was released posthumously and became the first Tejano album to reach number one in America and was double platinum by the end of the year.
Anita’s Barrio Memoirs: Dust Storms wardrobes with the doors hen Remember the closed. (Our house had one W March and April dust real closet, so we hung the storms way back in the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s here in Lubbock? Those dust storms blew in carrying parts of Seminole, Brownfield, Levelland, and other towns west and southwest of here, and by the time they got to our barrio, we couldn’t see our hands in front of us if we happened to be outside when we got bombarded with that fine dirt. And since our barrio streets weren’t paved, part of our streets also traveled on as those winds passed through and away from the barrio. I’d get home three shades darker after running home hecha maquina (like a fast machine) from school, and I bet I wasn’t the only one! Most of us kids at Guadalupe Elementary School (the first one, the one on Avenue N) didn’t have anyone to pick us up and drive us home--everybody walked all the way home, depending on the weather, and in this case, we ran, leaning into the wind or soared, when it carried us along. And since our homes weren’t very solidly built, it was almost as brown inside as it was outside. The fine dirt sifted its way in and settled everywhere, on and between sheets and blankets on beds, on dishes, folded clothes, and on clothes hanging in
rest of our clothes in portable wardrobes.) Some neighbors nailed down heavy wire from one wall to another in a corner of their bedrooms to hang their clothes on. Sometimes I would just settle down under a bedsheet to get away from the dust, but even then, I could still taste it. After the dust storm was over, Mom worked hard for days to clean up our small house and get it back in shape. EVERYTHING had to be cleaned—from the ceiling to the floor. We swept and mopped the linoleum covered floors several times before she pronounced them clean again. When Mom wasn’t looking, I’d dip my moistened fingers in the chocolate colored sifted deposits on our window sills and lick them clean….. yum! (Yes, I said, “Yum!”) One of my aunts used to “dip dust” when she was pregnant, so I thought nothing of doing it myself.
(My last memoir of the barrio will be in next month’s Latino Lubbock. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed writing and talking with those of you who have told me how much you’ve enjoyed my articles and how they helped YOU remember things you thought you’d already forgotten. God bless us all.)
April 1, 2, & 3, 2010 City Bank Coliseum
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Texas Sports Report With Mando Reyna
arch has arrived and we know that means we are about to witness one of the biggest spectacles in sports known as March Madness. This tournament is the main reason college football has been under recent heavy pressure to install a playoff system to replace the BCS system it is currently using. Upstart teams become household names during the tournament when they pull off the win no one believed they could do, except themselves. Gonzaga for example is no longer considered a Cinderella team, but a team we expect to see in the final 16. The question is, who in the Big 12 will have an opportunity to be the next team everyone will be buzzing about? Tech will have a chance if they can make some noise at the Big 12 tournament depending on their conference tournament seeding. Make no mistake, this years team is a formidable team and I believe it is one of the best Tech teams we have seen in recent years, it just seems they are just a few plays short from winning big games that could have improved their seeding. The big favorite is the consistent Kansas Jayhawks and barring some unexpected turn of events should earn a number one seed when both brackets are revealed. After them it seems
there’s a logjam between three or four teams that one cannot consider elite but they are talented enough to be invited to the big dance. Baylor and Texas in the south and Missouri and Kansas State in the north have separated themselves from the other Big 12 teams and should be invited to the big tournament. This league is arguably one the toughest in the nation so expect to see at least six teams be invited and at the max maybe even nine if everything clicks the right way. Another great thing about March is that the high school baseball and softball seasons get rolling and teams are able to play somebody different in a real game instead of the scrimmages that do not count, which don’t kid yourself they do. Coronado starts with a big tournament in Dallas on the 5th while Lubbock High is in Georgetown on the 3rd. Monterey is at the Arlington Martin tournament on the 5th and Estacado plays in the Midland tournament that same weekend. The First Bank Classic will be the best chance to see a preview of Lubbock High vs. Coronado since they are both competitors in this year’s event. They meet in the regular season on the 27th and I think every game will make the difference between these two teams at the end of the season. Games of note this month for LHS is the end of month game against Midland Lee and will be a measuring stick
game to see how our local teams match up with the southern half of the district. Coronado’s games to note are against Midland Lee on the 20th, and Odessa High on the 30th. Monterey will also have key games that merit watching, one of which is Midland High on the 26th and Odessa Permian on the 30th. The girls’ softball season is also in effect and all local teams open up with just as impressive matchups as their male counterparts. LHS plays in San Angelo on the 3rd while CHS is down the road at Odessa High on the same weekend. Monterey goes to Midland to play Lee on the 3rd the same day, which is also the day Estacado visits Borger. Looking at the schedule it seems that Estacado has the biggest opportunity to get a lead in the standings if they can beat a consistent Cooper team on the 6th. Baseball and softball are here, so good luck to all this season. The Dallas Cowboys are in the offseason but the Cowboys stadium is in regular season form. Pacquiao and Clottey fight on the 13th in Arlington in an event normally scheduled for Vegas or Atlantic City, but know thanks to Jerry and Jerry world; we can see the action live closer to home. Let’s enjoy the beginning of spring. Email Mando with comments, game scores or local sport stories at firstname.lastname@example.org
Trejo Supercenter Taekwondo program bringing state-wide attention to local community centers form better on TAKS testing, or to
BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA
t's a well-kept secret that qualI ity training and classes are offered at the City of Lubbock community centers. One such example is a recent West Texas Taekwondo Championship held in Snyder, TX, where several of the Trejo Supercenter Taekwondo students won or placed in their divisions! The tournament drew hundreds of kids, but Lubbock's Trejo Supercenter Taekwondo program students held their own, bringing home trophies to prove the outstanding instruction they are receiving. The athletes competed against students from Dallas, San Angelo, Abilene, March 2010
Lubbock, Amarillo and other surrounding areas competed. Taekwondo (also written as "tae kwon do", "taekwon-do" or "t'aegwondo") is a modern martial art from Korea that is characterized by its fast, high and spinning kicks. The classes offered at the Trejo Center under the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU), and taught under a nonprofit program by Carl Biggers, a Taekwondo Grandmaster who holds four master certifications. He has been teaching students at the Trejo Center for 12 years. He said that he has taught hundreds of kids, and prided himself sharing his 37year expertise in martial arts. "Taekwondo helps student to per-
BLACKSOX STEP UP TO THE PLATE: The Lubbock BlackSox recently went undefeated to win the USSSA Midland Winter Blast Tournament. The11 year-old team has had to work hard, raise money, stay focused and never get discouraged. The team is compromised of mostly kids from the Dixie Little League. The Lubbock BlackSox baseball includes (front row from left to right) Adrian Yanez, Zeke Gutierrez, A.J. Campos, Augie Ramirez, and Cruz Muñoz. (Back row from left to right are) Isaiah Valenzuela, EJ Alonzo, Santos Alaniz, Robert Ramos and Joaquin Muñoz. The team is coached by Zeke Gutierrez Sr., Adam Campos and Manager Mike Valenzuela. Congratulations to these fine young leaders!
BIG GAME BLOW OUT: The employees of the Children's Advocacy Center (CAC) of the South Plains welcomed supporters who came to watch the Super Bowl and support CAC. Those in attendance enjoyed food, snacks, and soft drinks, as well as door prizes, raffles and auction items.
overcome Dyslexia... it builds selfesteem," said Biggers who was diagnosed with Dyslexia as a child. He said that the sport builds confidence and athleticism while also strengthening their body coordination and sharpening their ability to focus and be disciplined. "I believe in Taekwondo and it is a sport that overall enhances the abilities of a person," he said adding that he uses Taekwondo terminology in Korean to instruct his students. This spring David Rogers, 14, will be a contender in a Taekwondo championship, the Spanish Open, which will be held in Spain. The young athlete from the Trejo Cen- LATINO LUBBOCK SUPERBOWL PARTY GIVEAWAY WINNERS: ter is the only child or adult within a Congratulations to Lori Torres who was the winner of the Superbowl Party Pack giveaway. They received Pinocchio's pizzas, snacks, drinks, party favors and more! 500 mile radius competing. Grandmaster Biggers said that the students receive high quality training at an affordable price. They pay $20, which helps pay for gear, training opportunities and competition fees. More so he said, they can obtain Black Belt Certification, which is compliance with World Federation Taekwondo and move on to other tournaments like the one that will be held in May at Iles Elementary to showcase local training. Currently classes are offered for students 5 & up, and 12 thru adult. The classes are offered twice a week. To register or learn more about the classes please call (806)767-2702.
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Memoriam/memorial Jose Calderon, 86, of Ralls, passed away January 26, 2010, with his family by his side. He was born on May 21, 1923, in Nixon, Texas, to Jesus Calderon and Andrea Salas. He married Guadalupe Arrambidez on March 29, 1943. She preceded him in death on Nov. 14, 2003. He was a farmer for many years and a ginner. He was one of the first members that helped build St. Michael's Church and was a Cursillista. He was preceded in death by a brother, Pedro Calderon, in 2004. Survivors include three sons, Jesse and Eddie (Candy), all of Ralls, and Robert (Linda) of Ft. Worth; five daughters, Josie Velasquez (Frank), Janie Rivera (Gilbert), Minnie Rivera (Albert) and Gloria Mendolla (Mike), all of Ralls, and Sally Calderon and Elsie Colon, both of Lubbock; a sister, Maria Mungia of Lewisville; 22 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; and four great-great grandchildren. Frances Rodriguez, 90, of Lubbock, passed away Jan. 28, 2010. She was born on Jan. 27, 1920 to Francisco and Merejilda Rodriguez in San Marcos, Texas. She was preceded in death by one daughter, Santos Mendez, and one sister, Trinidad C. Mendoza. Survivors include two sons, Pete Rodriguez of Washington and Felipe, Jr. of Lubbock; four daughters, Janie Sosa of Lubbock, Matilda Overbey of Idaho, Elisa Mejia of Lubbock and Mattie Todd of Lubbock; one brother, Cruz Mendoza of Lorenzo; 26 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; and 73 great-great grandchildren. Ernesto Martinez, Sr. passed away Feb. 5, 2010 at home with his family by his side. Ernesto was born Jan. 5, 1925 in Victoria Texas. He married the love of his life Julia Lopez on Feb. 16, 1942. Mr. Martinez lived life to the fullest. He enjoyed his model "A's", traveling, fishing, singing and, of course, his family. Survivors include his eight children, Ernesto Martinez, Jr., Josephine Garcia, Arthur Martinez, Manuel Martinez, Johnny Martinez, Mary Ann Mathis, Julia Martinez, and Janie Arriaga; 24 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; and 13 great-greatgrandchildren. Johnny Cruz, 76, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 14, 2010 at home with his family by his side. He was born on July 21, 1933 in Ecleto, Texas. Johnny was a Staff Sgt. in the U.S. Army and was a Korean War Veteran. He farmed in the Ropesville area for over 30 years and was an active member and volunteer of Alcoholics Anonymous for over 22 years. Johnny is survived by his wife, Lupe; five daughters; three sons; 15 grandchildren; and 24 great-grandchildren. Erlinda C. Gonzales, 66, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 20, 2010. She was a great mother and grandma. She was a very lovely person and friend. She will be missed and loved. Survivors include children, Felix Rodriguez, Sylvia Cortez, Ignacio Gonzales, Jr., Raymond Gonzales, Ruby Gonzales, Luis Gonzales and David Gonzales; grandchildren, Luis Gonzales, Jr. and Victoria Gonzales; 21 more grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; and 13 nieces and nephews.
Ismael "Mel" Garcia, 57, of Lubbock, died Feb. 8, 2010. He was born on Feb. 15, 1952, in Lubbock. He had lived in Lubbock all of his life. He retired from Texas Tech University in 2004. He is survived by four sisters, Connie Nunez, Dolores Edmonds of Dallas, Patsy Garcia, Nancy and husband Fred Morales of Lubbock; two brothers, Arthur Garcia, Jr. and wife Lupe of Ft. Worth and Armando Garcia and wife Dottie of Lubbock. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, Arturo and Mary Garcia; and sisters, Nora Perez, Dale Munoz and Ribba Lopez. Mel loved life and his many nieces and nephews. He loved to spend time visiting. He had a passion for collecting an assortment of items, enjoyed working on art projects and listening to different types of music. He will be greatly missed by friends, his breakfast club and his family. Paula Bentancourt, 59, of Lubbock passed away on February 11,2010. She was born on July 8, 1950 in Pearsall, Texas to the late Jesus (April 27, 1969) and Petra (April 27, 1969) Bentancourt. She was a homemaker and a lifelong resident of Lubbock. Survivors include two sons, David and wife Lavon Bentancourt of Haslet, Texas and Rudy Bentancourt of Glendale, Ariz.; two daughters, Stephanie and husband Jesus Martinez of Lubbock and Shannon Carrizales of Lubbock; two brothers, Charles and wife Mary Bentancourt of Lubbock, Jessie Bentancourt of Lubbock; five sisters, Alicia and husband Frank Hernandez of Lubbock, Carmel and husband Lupe Vega of Lubbock, Rachel and husband Jesse Chapa of Lubbock, Dora B. and husband Edwin Scott of Lubbock and Angie and husband Michael Perez of Lubbock; ten grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. Mark Anthony Camacho, 33, of Lubbock, passed away on Feb. 11, 2010. He was born on Feb. 11, 1977 in Littlefield, Texas. He married Alice Guerrero on June 19, 1999 in Lubbock. He was a student at the Computer Career Center and was a Catholic. Mark is survived by his wife of Lubbock; two sons, Jonathon and Julian Camacho, both of Lubbock; three daughters, Marissa Mosqueda Camacho of Levelland, Jasmin Camacho and Jessenia Camacho, both of Lubbock; his mother, Yolanda Camacho, and his step father, Armondo Moreno, both of Lubbock; his father, Jesse Ortiz of Smyer; two brothers, Thomas and Jimmy Butler, both of Lubbock; one sister, Lisa Butler of Lubbock; his paternal grandmother, Rosario Alva Moreno of Mexico; and one grandson. Mary Helen Hernandez, 65, of Lubbock, departed this life on Feb. 5, 2010. She was born on Dec. 17, 1944 to David and Mary Martinez in Lubbock, Texas. She married Raul Hernandez on April 24, 1965. She was preceded in death by four sisters, Dora Turpin, Emma Rodriguez, Flora Martinez and Mary Perez; and one brother, Fred Martinez. Helen was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and aunt. Helen was a precious gift to her family and a faithful servant of the Lord. Those left to cherish her memory are her husband, Raul; son, Edward; daughter, Alice (Jesse Garcia); three grandchildren, Jonathan, Jessica and Matthew; five sisters, Rosa Perales, Paula Montoya, Eva Chapa, Anna Benitez, all of Lubbock, and Alice Juarez of San Antonio.
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Maria Evelina Montemayor Villa, 49, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 15, 2010 at home with her family by her side. She was born on Nov. 22, 1960 in Eagle Lake, Texas. She married Jimmy Villa on July 7, 2007 in Lubbock, Texas. Maria spent her childhood in Texas and Kansas. She graduated from High School in Texas. Maria was a housewife, mother, sister and daughter. She was a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church and member of The Social Action Comm. Maria helped build The Habitat for Humanity House with St. John Neumann in 2000. Those left to cherish Maria memories are her husband, Jimmy Villa; daughter, Raymie Cray of Lawrence, Kan.; sister, DioseliMargarita Mejia, 98, of Loveland, passed away Feb. 16, 2010 at home with her family by her side. She was born on Oct. 7, 1911 to Jesus and Encarnacion Subia in Pecos, Texas. Margarita was a homemaker and enjoyed quilting and gardening. Her passion was cooking, and she adored her pets too. Survivors include one daughter, Gloria Cortinas of Lubbock; three sons, Fernando Mejia, Armando Carrion, Sr. and Armando Carrion, Jr., all of Colorado; two brothers, Ramon and Fernando Subia of Denver, Colo.; and one sister, Calletana Rivera of Maria Cardenas Jimenez, 69, of Lubbock, passed away on Monday, Feb. 15, 2010, at Covenant Specialty. She was born on Jan. 13, 1941 to Ramon and Maria Delfa Cardenas. She was preceded in death by her husband, Antonio Jimenez; sister, Lorenza Benavidez of Tahoka; and brother, Frank Cardenas of Brownsville. Maria was a lifelong resident of Lubbock. She was also a resident of Mi Casita. Maria was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church and she was a Guadalupana. Survivors include one brother, Seledonio T. Cardenas of Lubbock; and two sisters, Eva Urdiales of Morril, Neb. and Cecilia Perez Cardenas of Ft. Worth. Maria Irma Casarez, 67, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 16, 2010 in Lubbock. She was born on June 26, 1942, in Mercedes, Texas, to the late Merquedes and Luisa Casarez. She was a homemaker. Survivors include six sons, Juan Casarez, Jesse Casarez and Martin Casarez, all of San Antonio, and Salvador Bryan, Alvino Bryan, Jr. and John Albert Casarez, all of Lubbock; two daughters, Imelda Colon of Lubbock and Norma Garcia of San Antonio, a brother, Max Trevino of Weslaco; two sisters, Cele Garza of Weslaco and Maria Sanchez of Dallas; 33 grandchildren; and 28 great-grandchildren. Robert Banda, 59, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 14, 2010, in Austin. He was born on Oct. 16, 1950, in Snyder, Texas, to the late Patricio and Lebrada Banda. He married Delia Deleon on March 9,
1969 in Tahoka. He was a Vietnam Army War Veteran. He had worked for Craftons Printing as a Camera Stripper for 23 years. He was a Catholic. Survivors include his wife of Lubbock; two sons, Joseph Banda and Billy Joe Banda, both of Lubbock; four sisters, Minnie Honesto of Draw, Linda Benavides of Tahoka, and Elva Maldonado and Lisa Banda, both of Lubbock; and seven grandchildren.
Santiago "Jimmy" Leija, 60, of Lubbock, passed away Feb. 21, 2010. Jimmy was born on April 1, 1949 to Amador and Pilar Leija in Lubbock, Texas. He married Dolores Miramontez on Oct. 10, 1966 in Lubbock, Texas. He was preceded in death by their son, Frank Leija (1993). Those left to cherish Jimmy's memories are his wife, Dolores M. Leija; one daughter, Irene Pacheco; two sons, Alex and Richard Leija, all of Lubbock; four brothers, Francisco Sanchez of Denison, Antonio Leija, Ernesto Leija and Cruz Leija, all of California; three sisters, Yolanda Vasquez, Enedina Corona and Sylvia Martinez, all of California; 13 grandchildren; and five greatgrandchildren.
Bertha Dolores Arredondo of Lubbock, departed this life on Feb. 23, 2010 at the age of 55 years. She was born in Idalou, Texas on July 4, 1954 to Marcelino and Jesusa (Tobias) Garcia. Ms. Arredondo was a lifelong resident of Lubbock. She was retired from Copy Craft Printers. Those left to cherish her memory are one daughter, Leticia and Gregg Herrera of Snyder; two sons, Jorge Arredondo and wife Jessica, Valentine Madrid and Myra Rodriquez all of Lubbock; four grandchildren, Adrianna and Andrea Arredondo, Valentine Conrad Madrid and Octavio Marcello Herrera; two sisters, Aurora Azua, and Janie Cantu both of Lubbock. Bertha was preceded in death by her parents, Marcelino and Jesusa Garcia; one sister, Margarita Casias. Jose M. Trevino, Manuel Mota Gal91, of Lubbock passed lardo, 75, of Lubbock away Feb. 16, 2010 in passed away Feb. 22, Shoshoni, WY. He is 2010. Manuel was born preceded in death by on Feb. 24, 1934 in his four sons, Jose H., Villa Hidalgo, Durango, Roberto, Valentine, and Mexico to Ignacio and Nicolas Trevino, and 7 Magdalena Gallardo. He brothers and sisters. has lived in Lubbock for Jose was born August 34 years and he was a 18, 1918 in San Benito, TX to Valentine and Virginia (Serrano) member of Our Lady of Trevino. He was a plumber's assistant Guadalupe Catholic Church. Manuel was and later owned a landscaping business. employed by Ronnie Zahn Paving for 18 He was a member of Our Lady of Grace years. Survivors include his wife, Trinidad Rubio Gallardo; father, Ignacio; daughter, Catholic Church. He is survived by 12 children, Irma Benavi- Maria del Socorro; sons, Ruben, Alfonso, dez of Lubbock, Ricardo of Irving, Sylvia Manuel, Jesus and Roberto; 12 grandchilFlanagan of Shoshoni, WY, Virginia Car- dren and one great-grandchild; brothers, penter of Liberal, KS, Rosa (Trinidad Sr.) Daniel, Florentino, Fermin, Rafael and Hernandez of Lubbock, Jose (Masako) Pedro. Trevino of Euless, TX, Susie (Saul) Soto of Garden City, KS, Jaynee (Eddie) Martinez Margarito "Shorty" and Maggie (Juan) Garcia both of Lubbock, Rincon Sanchez, David of Euless, TX, Laura (Miguel) GonSr., 78, was called zalez of Liberal, KS, and Donna Trevino of home to our Lord on Lubbock; 36 grandchildren; 94 great-grandFebruary 25, 2010. He children; 53 great-great-grandchildren; and was a 49 year resident his sister, Soledad Pesina of Edcouch, TX. of Dimmitt, Texas until he moved to Lubbock Delores O. Lopez, He was born 64, of Lubbock passed in Mercedes, Texasinon2003. 22, 1932. away February 17, He married Francisca A.February Sanchez on Sep2010. She was born on tember 10 1954. He is survived by his wife November 17, 1945 in of 55 years, Francisca Avila Sanchez, and Groesbeck, Texas to his children: Manuel-Childress, Conniethe late Pedro T. and Dimmitt, Margarito Jr.-Arizona, Jerry-FlorConcepcion Ojeda. She ida, Elsa-Amarillo, Esperanza-Lubbock, married Manuel Lopez in Ruben-Dallas, Maria-San Antonio, Hector1970 in Loveland, Colo- Lubbock, Elisa-Hart, Carolina-Lubbock, rado; he preceded her in Gloria-San Antonio and death in 1995. She was a homemaker and Abraham-Lubbock, Jeremy-Lubbock. He had 56 grandchildren a member of Pathway of The Cross. and 30 great-grandchildren. Survivors include three sons, Anastacio Jr. He was a self-employed welder until he reand wife Hillary Hernandez of Alice, Pe- tired, known in Dimmitt as "Shorty." He was ter Hernandez of California, and Sammy a man of all seasons and trades, and also Ray Hernandez of Florence, Arizona; five enjoyed the outdoors. He had a knack for daughters, Diana Montgomery of Loveland, gardening and music. He was a skilled selfColorado, Rosalynda Puente of Greeley, taught guitarist and accordion player who Colorado, Laura J. Cardenas of Georgia, enjoyed composing and playing music for Concepcion Hernandez-Tovar of Kersey, his children to sing in church. His greatest Colorado and Esmeralda Williams of Lub- joy was being surrounded by his children, bock; four sisters, Domitilla Marrufo of grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Longmont, Colorado, Elvira Flores of Lubbock, Petra Marrufo of Evans, Colorado, and Maria Ojeda of Lubbock; 29 grandchilIrene Salas Garcia dren; and three great-grandchildren. of Lubbock departed life on February 26, Guadalupe Herre- this at the age of 81 ra, Jr., 43, of Lubbock, 2010 years. She was born in passed away Feb. 20, Lockhart, TX on July 1, 2010. He was born on 1928 to Jesus and Petra Dec. 15, 1966 to Gua- (Villanueva) Salas. Mrs. dalupe Herrera, Sr. and Garcia married Jose L. Judy (Cortez) Herrera Garcia November 25, in Lubbock, Texas. Mr. 1942 in Lockhart, Texas. Herrera graduated from She was employed by Sun Acres GreenLubbock High School house for 25 years. Irene was a beloved and worked as a physiof Colgate Church of Christ in cal therapy aide at Highland Medical Cen- member Mr. Garcia preceded her in death ter, which was his favorite job. He was a Lubbock. November 18, 2009. firm believer as a Jehovah's Witness and Those left to cherish her memory are four attended meetings at the West Spanish daughters, Juanita and husband Lewis MaKingdom Hall Congregation. Survivors in- ness of Abilene, Guadalupe and husband clude one daughter, Katelyn Rose Guzman Jorge Garcia of Mathis, Texas, Herrera; mother, Judy Herrera; one sister, and husband Santiago Castillo, Dominga and LuMichele Enamorado; one brother, Conrad cia Garcia both of Lubbock; three sons, Herrera; one niece and Francisco and wife Emma Garcia, Ramon one nephew. Garcia, Javier Garcia and wife Emma Rebecca Browning, all of Lubbock; one brother, Benino Salas of Lubbock; one sisPonsiano "Lefty" ter, Francisca Ramirez of Mathis, Texas; 30 Martinez, 47, of Lubgrandchildren; 51 great-grandchildren; and bock passed away Janu20 great-great-grandchildren. ary 28, 2010 in Lubbock. Irene lived her life through the word of Christ and was the cornerstone for her family.
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Faith & Religion/Fe y religión Church Bulletins ST. JOSEPH CATHOLICCHURCH ANNUAL ENCHILADA LUNCHEON, March 2 ,from 11am2pm. Adult Plate includes 3-cheese enchiladas, rice, beans, chips & salsa for $7.50-w/dessert; Kids plate-$4.Dine-in or Take-out available. (Tea served with dine in only) Call in orders welcome by calling 466-8259. RETIRO 2010 PARA MUJERES "Crea En Mi Senor Un Corazon Nuevo" Marzo 5, 7 to 10 pm(Viernes)- Marzo 6 9 am-4 pm(Sabado) en el Christian Renewal Center, 4th and Toledo. Para mas informacion llame a Lupe Martinez (806)747-1320, Molly Ramos (806)5771733, o Adela Brito (806)799-4223.
JCDA Group Reinstated
ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC BY CHRISTY MARTINEZ-GARCIA CHURCH FISH FRY Friday March 5th- from 11 am to 8 pm. Located at 1603 he Junior Catholic Daughters Cherry Ave. Call for more info (806) 765of the Americas (JCDA) is an 5123.
PARISH LENTEN RETREAT - Saint Michael’s, Levelland, will host a retreat on Friday March 5 (7-9 p.m.), and Saturday, March 6 (8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.) followed by Mass at 5:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch included. Although there is no cost, please register by calling the church office at 806894-2268. 2010 YOUTH RETREAT TRAINING SESSIONS: Youth leaders receive training to help with retreats in their deanery. Saturday, March 6 – 1:30 p.m., Catholic Renewal Center, Brownfield retreat team.Call Sister Jane Venhaus for more information: (806) 792-3943, ext 230
organization for young girls from 6-18 years of age that was established by the Catholic Daughters of the Americas (CDA). The Lubbock CDA Chartered its first JCDA Court in 1994. And on January 23, 2010, the JCDA Court Pope Pius XII #1805 at St. Joseph's Church, was reinstated by State Officer Terri Beltran, as well as installed its new members and court officers. The JCDA works under a threefold program: (1) Service-helping girls learn to become servants of the Lord by volunteering work and raising funds/goods for charities and our JCDA Court. (2) Message-
PARISH MISSION: St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church in Lamesa is hosting their annual Lenten Parish Mission from March 7-10 (Sunday through Wednesday) from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. The Theme-Christ the High Priest and Catholic Families. The preacher is Rev. Ernesto Lopez. Healing services and Reconciliation service will be BY SAL HERNANDEZ highlights. People from other parishes are SPECIAL FOR LATINO LUBBOCK welcome.
helping girls learn to become more faithful in their religion and attending and participating in religious events. (3) Community-helping girls learn to help the community of Lubbock by participating in community fund raisers, voicing and defending their religious beliefs. Both the CDA and JCDA would like to extend an invitation to all women 18 and up, and young girls interested in the program. The CDA meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at St Joseph's Catholic Church at 102 N. Ave. P. JCDA meets on the 2nd Sunday of each month from 2- 4pm in the church gym. For more information please contact Suzy Salas at (806) 239-4563 or Cissy Vidaurre at (806) 3688633.
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ST. PATRICK'S CATHOLIC CHURCH ST. PATRICK'S DAY CELEBRATION Wednesday, March 17th, 6 p.m. Come and join us as we celebrate with a Potluck Supper. Bring your favorite meal to share. Located at 1603 Cherry Ave. Call for more info (806) 7655123. UNIVERSITY PARISH PLANS ANNIVERSARY As the 75th anniversary of Saint Elizabeth Parish is fast approaching on March 29, 2011, a committee is looking for any pictures and stories you may have about Saint Elizabeth. Please call the church office at 762-5225. "SEMINARY SPRINT"--All men 18 thru 40, who are discerning their call to the priest-hood, are invited to this event. March 15-19, 2010. We will "sprint" to a Franciscan Friary in New Mexico and St. John Vianney Seminary in Denver, CO. There is no cost. Please call Father Rene Perez at 806-795-2249 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info. ENGAGED ENCOUNTER – April 16, 17, 18, Mercy Retreat Center, Slaton. Catholic Engaged Encounter (CEE) provides quality marriage preparation primarily for couples who are planning to marry. To register: (806)828-6428 or w w w. m e r c y m e ssenger.com (Sponsored by the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock.)
here was a man there T who had a withered hand. They watched Jesus
closely to see if he would cure him on the Sabbath so that they might accuse him. He said to the man with the withered hand, “Come up here before us.” Then he said to the Pharisees, “Is it lawful to do good on the Sabbath rather than to do evil, to save life rather than to destroy it?” But they remained silent. Looking around at them with anger and grieved at their hardness of heart, Jesus said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately took counsel with the Herodians against
Mark Your Calendar Important Days of Lent Third Sunday of Lent (March 7) Fourth Sunday of Lent (March 14) Feast of Saint Patrick (Wed., March 17) Feast of Saint Joseph (Fri., March 19) Passion Sunday (March 21) Annunciation of the Lord (Thurs., March 25) •Palm Sunday (March 28) •Holy Thursday (April 1) •Good Friday (April 2) •Holy Saturday (April 3,) •Easter (Sunday, April 4)
him to put him to death.” Que esperanza nos da Dios. En cada momento de nuestras vidas, El esta listo para darnos vida, salud, justicia, alegría, y muchos más, porque es nuestro Dios, Padre, Amigo, Salvador, y todo de nosotros. Sea cualquier día o noche, El siempre nos busca y nos da todo con Amor y Alegría. También, nosotros tenemos que ser igual en da completamente con amor y alegría. En dar, recibimos. El nos dio vida antes de entregar su Vida por amor. Amor en El, con El y por El. En a ir a la Iglesia, podemos ver con hojos, recibir con cuerpo y alma, sentirlo completamente todo en la Santa Eucaristía, con amor y alegria.
COMMUNITY TRADITION: Irma Bollinger, Father Rudolf, and Rosario Smith were among the many volunteers who helped with St. Michaels annual Sausage Festival, which has become a staple in the Levelland.
Memorial Virginia Franco Gloria A year has passed since you entered heaven... and not a day goes by that I do not think of all the precious moments we cherished, and the many memories we created. My love for you is forever. Missing you. Your beloved husband , Gilbert Gloria
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Fotos y Recuerdos Kid's Dental Awareness Fair at the Science Spectrum
Shrae Hill, Stephanie Lomeli, and Elvida Cedillo don't mind dressing up to assure kids take care of
Say cheeeese and show those pearly whites.
Teeth healthcare is a family affair. The dental fair offered toothbrushes, and other items to encourage an early start.
Shay and Sofia Mayorga met with Dr. Sargent to learn that dental care should start early.
Kenny Thiel, Celeste Rosales, and Rosanna Thiel supported the event and had fun doing so.
The Superbowl Blowout is an event fun for the entire family.
Children's Advocacy Center Superbowl Blowout 2010!
Ashley & christian Reyna volunteered and helped to serve popcorn and greet participants.
Iani enjoyed time with her granddad Lupe Ojeda.
St. Josephâ€™s Catholic Church Love Your Heart Health Fair
Participants received free blood pressure screenings.
Some checked their blood sugar and cholesterol.
Raquel Barron asks Yvonne Gutierrez of CHCL general questions about heart health .
Vista College students assisted with the check-ups and encouraged good health.
Joe Carrillo Scholarship Fundraiser Dance sponsored by the Knights
Jimmy & Rebecca Picon and Eva & Gilbert Estrada celebrated Valentines supporting a good cause.
Some of the Carrillo family posed with Lilly Carrillo, and honored the late Joe Carrillo who valued the importance of higher education.
Many friends came together to have a good time and help raise money for scholarships.
Knights of Columbus members and their wives take pride in the annual event.
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The Lubbock Rampage Baseball won second place in in the 8 and under coach pitch division, in Midland, TX Congratulations to these fine young leaders!
The Hernandez family was the second place winners of the Latino Lubbock Superbowl party pack. They enjoyed pizza, beverages, snacks and party favors.
Susie Garcia and Kaila Gross were busy with the many guests on National Pancake Day, at the IHop which benefited Children's Miracle Network.
Many fans and alumni came out to the Lubbock High Alumni Baseball Tournament.
Lupe Covarrubio and Cissy Vidaurre enjoyed the delicious foods.
Many restaurants were present and provided food samples for everyone to enjoy.
Shawn Holt, Teresa Holt, and Henry Torrez greeted people and enjoyed the festivities.
Samantha Flores, Rojean Brewer, and Mary Garza had a great time and supported a great cause.
Fat Sunday at the Christina Renewal Center
The Flores family attended the event and had a good time.
St. John Neuman Volunteers served up many tasty treats that often given up at Lent.
Irene Wilson, Lalo Mata, Jonathan Wilson, and Mercedes Hernandez.
Many musical groups entertained the crowd.
LULAC Women's Conference in Lubbock, Texas
Mary Lou Garcia, Gina DeLeon, Mary Lou Canales (Deputy State Director for Women), and Grace Garza
Genaro Chavez, Joey Cardenas LULAC State Director, Linda Chavez, and Jaime Garcia pose for a photo.
Jaime Garcia who is seeking national LULAC president in 2010 poses with District LULAC Director Ruben Albares.
Mary Quirino, Sam Gonzales, and Grace Garza enjoyed dinner and great speakers.
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Meals on Wheels 2010 Mardi Gras
Fotos y Recuerdos - Alla y AquĂ St. Michael's Sausage Festival in Levelland, TX
Jacob Velardes event organizer, poses with Melonie and Manuel Mendez.
Frank Muillo, Tobias Gavina and Alexis Gavina, along with Bea Rodriguez attend annually.
The Rocha family including Virgina, Laura, Eliseo Jr., and Elsieo Sr. loaded their plates.
Linda Lopez, Melonie Mendez, and Rosario Smith volunteer annually.
LULAC Professional Night Honoring Volunteer Firefighters
Robert Rodriguez, welcomed Luis Peralez and Richard Mendez volunteer fighters in Idalou, along with Council #263 president - Pete Garza.
Alex Piseno an Idalou volunteer fighter and Julian Perez.
Ysidro Gutierrez talked with Rudy Morales of the Carlisle Volunteer Firefighters.
Volunteer firefighters pose with LULAC member, Dianna Martinez.
Solito Car Club members were decked out in their "Zoot-Suit Style" outfits.
Becky Leyva and Jose "Papa Joe" Gaytan.
Robert & Gracie Rodriguez, and Sunny Adair and Louie Gonzales enjoyed the food, dancing and meeting up with friends.
Joel & Nati Gonzales enjoyed a night on the town.
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Solitos Car Club Awards Banquet
LULAC "Bring Out Your Best" Scholarship Banquet
LULAC members Jaime Garcia, Pete Garza, and Ruben Albares welcome former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Gala Latina/Caprock Foundation Members supported the annual event.
The staff of the Holiday Inn Towers along wit Chef Tyronne made the event more special with their great service.
Sal Hernandez (standing) poses with friends Mr. & Mrs. Pilar Martinez, and Janie Gallegos.
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The Polando family values college and used the time to learn how to prepare for their graduating senior and future college members of their family.
Grace Rodriguez, Amanda Olivarez, Alexandria Olivarez, and Deborah Morales wait their turn to meet with LEARN counselors.
The Reyes family Eric, Edith, Isidro, and Alia took advantage of the one-on-one FAFSA assistance.
Charles, Aaron, Micah, and Crystal Cortez made it a family day.
Steve Carrizales, Casey Banyu, and Roger Banyu ate many pancakes.
Veronica, Evan, Andie, and Ruben Garcia were of many who attended the annual festival.
Optimist Boys and Girls Club Members were present and ready to watch the competitions.
Charlie Galvan helped Joseph Sandoval prepare for his boxing match.
Marissa Hernandez, Helen Olguin, and Angelica Hernandez gathered their forms before they prepared their college info.
Lubbock Pancake Festival
Ramon Bosquez, Delia Bosquez, Michayla Wilson, Priscilla Bosquez, Ana Bosuez, and Daniel Bosuez.
Lubbock Warriorâ€™s Golden Gloves Championship
There were many boxing advocates assisted in the boxing events.
Jaime Mares, Roxanne Mares, and David Torres supported the boxers.
Briana Banuelos discussed how to check a blood pressure with Ashli Anderson.
Vanessa Chavarria, Abigail Santos, learn about ultra sounds from Betty Cornell.
The future scientist learnt about gravity and made parachutes that they dropped from the 2nd floor of the Science Spectrum.
After a presentation from a NASA astronaut the girls made their own model rockets.
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Read a book about Cesar E. Chavez, La Causa, Dolores Huerta, or farmworkers.
Meet Pico the bilingual gallo (rooster). He loves school, he likes to read, play outside and discover ways to have fun and make friends. Now it is time for Pico to prepare for Cesar E. Chavez Day. He will march with many people in the community and chant “Si Se Puede to remind others that the legacy of Cesar and many farmworkers lives on.
DE COLORES (CORRIDO)
Join Jita as she sings a corrido, which is a narrative song, or ballad, whose characters, events and themes are representative of the cultural history of local communities. As folk art form, a corrido is situated somewhere between an oral history and a cultural myth. De Colores came to the Americas from central Spain in the sixteenth century and is now sung all over the Spanish-speaking world on special occasions and celebrations. It is also the anthem of the United Farm Workers of America, a union founded by César E. Chávez, most of whose members are Spanish speaking. People hold hands and sway while singing this beautiful song. (Note to parent or teacher: The song and this information can be accessed by visiting http://colapublib.org/chavez/decolores. htm )
CESAR E. CHAVEZ DRIVE IN LUBBOCK, TX Did you know that there is a street named after César E. Chávez in Lubbock, Texas? A street was named in 2007, after almost seven years of asking the Lubbock City Council to do so. Although it was a struggle many citizens united to honor the great hero. In addition, the effort received national attention and support. Christy Martinez-Garcia led the effort along with the Cesar E. chavez Celebration Committee.
CÉSAR E. CHÁVEZ FACTS 1. At an age when most boys and girls play at school, César worked with his family picking celery, oranges, lettuce, grapes and other fruits and vegetables. 1. Mientras los niños jugaban en las escuelas, César trabajaba con su familia recogiendo apio, naranjas, lechugas, uvas y otras frutas y vegetales.
Whether you're grabbing breakfast before school or choosing a snack after sports practice, make healthy choices! Your body needs nutritious foods from to grow and stay healthy. You have the power to keep yourself healthy. All you have to do is get active, eat healthy and have fun! March is nutrition month so eat healthy fruits, veggies, whole wheat, and lean foods.
It's RODEO Time! 2. It was hard work. Many said, Sal si puedes Join the ABC Rodeo & (Leave if you can.) 2. El trabajo era muy duro. Muchos decían, Sal si puedes.
All kids enjoy free admission on Kid's Rodeo Day! April 2, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. In the City Bank Coliseum
3. César saw how families got sick after working in the fields. 3. César vió como las familias se enfermaban trabajando en los campos. Pico the Gallo and all content may not be reproduced or copied. Copyright 2010 by Latino Lubbock Magazine. All Rights reserved.
CESAR E. CHAVEZ
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César E. Chávez was a charismatic civil rights leader. He served as a crusader for nonviolent social change, working persistently for human dignity. He was also an environmentalist and consumer advocate. Cesar coordinated voter registration drives and conducted campaigns against racial and economic discrimination primarily in urban areas. He was the founder of the United Farm Workers of America (UFWA).
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